Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams has an article on freshman guard Lonnie Edwards. Offensive line coach Matt Moore says the following about Edwards:
Edwards may not have the best chance to play because of where Moore has him slotted (left guard), but I don't think there's any doubt that Edwards is one of the more talented freshman linemen.
LAJ's Don Williams Red Raider Football Notebook begins by focusing on offensive lineman Brandon Carter. Williams reported earlier in the week that Carter would swing between both tackle and guard on the right side. I knew Carter was big, but . . .
"I feel pretty good right now," he said. "For me to be the best, I need to be down to about 330, 340, so I can move a little better."
Baron Batch is back from the injuries that kept him out much of last season. Williams reports that Batch had added 10 pounds to his frame. I'd love to see Batch get his feet wet by being one of the two kick returners for Texas Tech and whatever time the coaches can muster after Woods/Lewis. Batch had this to say about his injury and return to the field:
Don has quite a few notes at the end of the notebook, including the note that Lyle Leong catches everything. This is a kid to watch.
DMN's Brandon George reports on the continuing situation regarding running back Shannon Woods. George reports that Lewis, Batch and Woods split time with the first and second-team offense. George grabs a quote from Coach Leach:
Personally, I think it will be fascinating to see how long this plays out. I've always been confident that Woods would be the eventual starter and receive the bulk of the playing time, but there isn't any doubt that Leach wants Woods to prove that he wants this job.
Great news for all Red Raider fans, George continues in the above linked article that Michael Crabtree has lost weight, 17 pounds!!
"I was just too big. I wanted to move better," Crabtree said. "I had to lose the weight. If I didn't, I'd just continue to get bigger and bigger and slower. That won't work."
I knew that Crabtree was about 220 post-spring, and he was still very effective and explosive in the spring game. With Crabtree losing additional weight I can't help but think that he is only going to be that much more special on the field.