Make sure and help out a college football fan who emailed to inquiring what he and his brother should do to have a good time in Lubbock on game day.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Willliams focus this morning is on freshman punter Jonathan LaCour who has won the punting job and will back up Alex Trlica on field goals. According to Don, LaCour will just be asked to punt the hell out of the ball for the first few weeks and not worry about any sort of directional punting. Williams also notes that LaCour thrives under pressure:
There are also some special teams positions that are being decided and per Ruffin McNeill the kickoff returners are L.A. Reed, Michael Crabtree, Shannon Woods, Ed Britton, Jamar Wall and LaRon Moore. Also of note is that most likely true freshmen will not be needed on special teams because there is so much current depth.
Don's Red Raiders Football Notebook details that Colby Whitlock could start at nose tackle:
Also, the Red Raiders will run through a light practice on Saturday while Coach Leach might watch a few games:
Big 12 Football:
FWST's Jimmy Burch, a writer who I also enjoy reading, answers a number of questions regarding the Big 12. Not a surprise, Texas Tech isn't discussed once.