I underestimated the size of that stupid tree. The son-of-a-gun was at least 4 feet in diameter. Yesterday morning's diatribe was going off of a tired memory, I got out the tape measure yesterday as I spent all day cleaning up the additional debris.
I plan on catching up on the Summer Preview series as well as the Top 10 Indispensable Players this week.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams' focus today are returning starting safeties, Darcel McBath and Joe Garcia. The thing that pops out at me is that these guys are talking about making plays, which is exactly what this defense needs:
I love the fact that McBath wants to be a leader on the field, take responsibility for the defense as a whole. I also like the fact that DB's coach Carolos Mainord wants these guys to no only know the defense, but wants the safeties to be physical as well:
Don's Red Raiders Football Notebook states that Kelly Hildenbrandt may be the top backup at both inside receiver positions. Don notes from Dana Holgorsen that Hildenbrandt has been the most consistent, but more importantly, not injured:
"Really, the rest of those (backups), I've looked at them, but none of the rest of those guys have stepped up," Holgorsen said. "Grant Walker does a good job, and he has the most experience of all of them. He just needs to show us what he's got in the next week if he wants to get some playing time."
Interesting. There's going to be a lot of decisions made this week, this will certainly be a position to watch. Don makes mention of a number of additional backups and their status (i.e. will they play or will they redshirt), so go read the whole article.
Don mentions the overall size of the offensive line, but further notes that most of these guys have lost considerable weight since fall practice began, but the average size before fall practice: 6'6" 331 pounds. That's NFL big.
TCU's Tommy Blake has returned to practice. That's good news.