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Texas Tech Red Raider Notes for 07-13-07

DTN News:

I'm out for the rest of the weekend, so if there's any breaking news feel free to post a diary. This weekend for me will be filled with drinking and washers. It should be a good time. Wish me luck.

It's also my little brother's birthday, so Happy Birthday TJ (yes he was born on a Friday the 13th).

Texas Tech Football:

ESPN's Mark Schlabach put together a list of seniors to watch, and topping the list is Danny Amendola. Schlabach thinks that Amendola will double his receiving production and I'm not completely sold. I think he will increase his number, probably 65 catches for 600 yards, but I just can't see a 90 catch season with 900 yards for Danny.

I still haven't had a chance to take a look at Smart Football, but DTN reader Beergut in the comments referenced this article by Chris, Texas Tech's 31-Point Comeback and the Hot Hand Theory. I still won't have time to read this website, maybe next week.

Texas Tech Basketball:

LAJ's Jeff Walker talks to the three incoming freshmen, Roberts, Singletary, and Roberson. Apparently, Martin Zeno and Charlie Burgess have been the leaders in the offseason workouts:

"Zeno has talked to us a lot," Roberts said. "Both of us (Singletary and Roberts) run the same positions so he's kind of taken us under his wing and tried to mold us into better players."

Walker also asked them what they have heard about Coach Knight and his rules:

"He yells a lot," Roberson said.

"We've heard a bunch of stories, and they all say he's a great coach," Singletary said. "There are some crazy stories, but we know we're going to get the best out of ourselves."

The article goes on to mention that all three expect to see playing time, which is what I've thought for a while, and especially after watching them play last weekend. Go read the whole article.

Texas Tech Baseball:

LAJ's Adam Zuvanich reports that former Lubbock Monterey pitcher, Chad Bettis, has decided to forgo the opportunity to sign with the Houston Astros and play for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. I think this is a great decision for Bettis and obviously for Texas Tech as he'll only improve his draft stock under new pitching coach Dan Spencer. Spencer on his decision:

"If I didn't think I could get to the major leagues again, I definitely would have gone now," said Bettis, who went 11-2 with a 1.11 ERA and 109 strikeouts last season to help the Plainsmen win District 2-5A and reach the regional quarterfinals. "I'm taking a chance going to Tech, but I trust myself enough to stay in shape and stay healthy - knock on wood. Hopefully I can get drafted again and get to the major leagues."

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