Posting may be a little thin this weekend. I'll be taking my Texas hunter's safety course on Sunday afternoon. I know, a Texas-born and thirty-something male is supposed to be licensed to hunt, but I'm not. Quite simply, as a kid I never got around to doing this, but after this weekend, I'll be officially official licensed.
DTN and the wife have also planned a family cook-out on Saturday night at the DTN abode, which means that I have yard clean-up duties Saturday morning and fajita-cooking duties Saturday evening.
More than likely, I'll get up extra early to get out any Texas Tech news this weekend. It's close folks, real close.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams has an excellent article about freshman wide receiver Lyle Leong. Don details how Leong broke his arm in the spring and continued to practice and catch everything in his wake.
Receivers coach Lincoln Riley is impressed with his moxie and willingness to compete:
I thought this tidbit was interesting regarding how receivers are taught to catch fade routes in the back corner of the endzone:
Players who catch the ball are incredibly valuable, but athletes who can jump 7 feet in the air and catch everything thrown their way are even more valuable. I'm excited to see what Leong can do this fall and I've got a funny feeling that he's going to be on the field quite a bit more than just backing up Michael Crabtree.
Don's Red Raiders Football Notebook has a lot of information on the receivers. Don notes that offensive coordinator Holgorsen is still making decisions about whether to redshirt Detron Lewis, Tramain Swindall, Adam James and Adrian Reese. The abbreviated version is that Lewis, Swindall and James are still up in the air, but Reese is expected to play:
The injury to Todd Walker may be a little more serious than I've previously thought and the coaches may also utilize a redshirt on Walker if his situation doesn't improve.
Big 12 and College Football:
Mizzou Sanity has a funny video of receiver Greg Bracey, Res Hall Linebacker.
I'm sure that you guys realize that there's going to be a couple of excellent games opening weekend, one of them being Kansas State and Auburn. Make sure and check out Bring On The Cats and Track 'Em Tigers for all of your pre-game information.
Big hat-tip to The Wizard of Odds for the ultimate college football schedule (with logos) and without logos.