Ever have one of those days where life/job gets in the way of blogging? Well, I did yesterday and as a result I had to let a number of things wait until this morning.
Texas Tech Football:
As you are probably well aware, Jack Bicknell, Jr. is leaving to go to back home to Boston College. For those of you who don't know, Bicknell was the center who hiked the ball to Flutie for that fateful pass. I'm not real happy about the timing of this move. LAJ's Don Williams expounds on the story and has some quotes from Bicknell, Jr. about his motivation for taking the new job:
Don't get me wrong, I understand wanting to get back to your family, but Bicknell made a commitment, he worked with the offensive line all spring and now the kids have got to adjust to a new coach. Williams also got some quotes from Coach Leach on the matter, and it's good to get some advice from my sensei:
"It has to be addressed, but it's not a concern," Leach said. "Everybody's heading somewhere. Stuff happens all the time."
SMQ has Mike Leach's next edition of "Ask Mike Leach". I won't try to summarize the question, but I will post part of the answer:
Just go read the whole article. Actually, do what I do and get a Gmail account (I don't think you need an invitation any more), put SMQ and DTN in your Google Reader and let the greatness of the inernet come to you.
Texas Tech football tickets went on sale on Thursday. For those of you in Lubbock, go to the game. For those of you in the hinterlands outside of Lubbock, go see Tech play. You'll be able to say that you got to see Michael Crabtree play before he breaks every conceivable NCAA receiving record forcing Congress to change the laws regarding the election of Presidents (which will be known as the "Crabtree Rule") which then allows Crabtree to run for President before attaining the age of 35, and is eventually elected as President of these United States at the tender age of 25.
Texas Tech Basketball:
LAJ's Jeff Walker has more on Tech's latest commitment, Corbin Ray. The quote I like the most from Ray, is that he liked how they recruited him (i.e. Pat Knight is going to be a great recruiter, just give him time):
Texas Tech Baseball:LAJ's George Watson previews this weekend's series with Missery and reminds all Tech fans of the worst defeat in Tech history, a 25-0 no hitter at the hands of the Tigers. Pitcher AJ Ramos and Watson comment on the current situation with the Red Raiders:
With three conference series left, the Red Raiders are in seventh place in the league standings. They're only a half game ahead of ninth-place Baylor, but they're also just a game behind fifth-place Oklahoma, and all three remaining series for the Red Raiders are against teams ahead of them in both the conference standings and Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).
Big 12 News:
According to DMN's Chip Brown, the Big 12 and ABC/ESPN have renewed and expanded the networks' current coverage beginning in 2008-2009. This is great news for Tech fans. More Big 12 coverage means more Texas Tech games will be televised.