Texas Tech Football:
I've never seen work from Mr. Mark Schlabach, but he has a new and very well done article on ESPN.com where he breaks down the post-spring Big 12. Schlabach does a good job of breaking down each team and has two different sections, Spring Answers and Fall Questions. For those of you who are regular readers, I have strongly disagreed with SEN and occasional ESPN contributor Tim Griffin's assessment of the Texas Tech quarterback situation. I thought Griffin was incorrect here, here, and here. Schlabach confirms my initial thoughts about the "quarterback controversy":
What? Leach tried to "manufacture a quarterback battle"? But wait, according to Schlabach's colleague, there's a real competition brewing at the quarterback position. I'm so confused. Okay, I'll stop. I never thought there was really any controversy and Schlabach confirms that this was more of Leach attempting to motivate rather than a real controversy.
Schlabach provides this note on left tackle Marlon Winn that I haven't read before:
That's interesting. Maybe I just missed that this spring, but I always thought that Winn was pretty solid. This really gives some credence to the thought that Lonnie Edwards may play sooner rather than later.
There's a ton of good information here, go ahead and do yourself a favor and read all of it.
I don't mean to give Tim such a hard time, he's really an informed writer and is one of only a handful mainstream sports writers who covers the Big 12 as well. Tim has his weekly Big 12 Insider, chock full of good information.