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Texas Tech Red Raider Notes for 08-07-07

Texas Tech Football:

LAJ's Don Williams has a nice article on JUCO defensive end, Brandon Sharpe, and what it took for him to arrive in Lubbock. It's hard to believe and quite a feat for Sharpe to complete 26 hours in the spring semester. Thinking back to my college days I think the most that I ever took while at Tech was 21 (this included a 3 hour correspondence course so this probably doesn't count) and that was quite a load. Back to Sharpe, he's excited to be in Lubbock and is willing to do whatever needs to be done:

"I'm just going to do whatever the coaches tell me to do," Sharpe said Monday as he checked in with his new teammates at Tech's football headquarters. "I'm not going to fuss with them or anything, because I appreciate being here."

I have a good feeling about both Sharpe and Daniel Howard and if they can contribute immediately, this may solve some of the defenses' problems.

Don also has a Red Raider Football Notebook, chock full of information on the players reporting and additional depth chart considerations. Here's a rundown of some of the items that caught my attention this morning:

  • Morris will be competing with Tramain Swindall and Detron Lewis at the "H" inside receiver position. Receivers coach Lincoln Riley had this to say:
    "That's probably our thinnest position," Riley said. "That 'H' spot, to have somebody get in there and compete with Eric, that's probably the one spot where a young guy has a real chance to make an impact."
  • Heights and weights of note:
    • Freshman DE, David Neill, weighs in at 270 and they have him listed at defensive tackle. This may reinforce the idea that Leach likes defensive ends because they could potentially play a number of positions.
    • JUCO offensive lineman Jake Johnson weighed in at 369. That's one big man.
    • Stefan Loucks weighs the same as me, 163, but he's 4 inches taller.
  • There are 2 preferred walk-ons: quarterback Bobby Scott from Corsicana and linebacker Jack Campbell from Bakersfield, CA.

As always, go read the entire article, lots of good stuff.