Okay, I posted a lengthy diatribe on system quarterbacks and tomorrow we're going to dive into the defense as there is some strong opinions on the problems and how to solve them.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams focuses on the first half scare by UTEP on Saturday night. Don notes that there was a sense of panic, but that as a team they settled down. It's not a surprise that the most interesting quote came from Coach Leach:
Well, that's absolutely true, in times of adversity, there's always some sort of finger-pointing and I find it strangely fascinating that Coach Leach understands that it is a collective effort, despite any deficiencies on any one part of the team.
I'd also like for someone to explain to me how Texas Tech received contributions from all three sides of the ball.
Don also has a few quotes from Coach Leach on Rice.
FWST's Dwain Price has his Texas Tech Football Notes which focuses on the Rice's defensive issues in stopping Baylor last week, must now stop Texas Tech. Here's Rice's coach David Bailiff on Graham Harrell:
"Any defense that's presented to him, it's just like he knows what they're thinking."
The SAEN has a feature from Dan McCarney on Big 12 South recruiting and he doesn't have high praise for Texas Tech's current class:
Among other things, McCarney thinks that McDaniel was a reach and Jeffers is the jewel of the class, but being able to sign him may be another issue.
DMN's Brandon George reports that the short week was one of the reasons for the less than inspiring start against UTEP and that defensive tackles coach Ruffin McNeill is not worried about the defenses' troubles stopping the run.
The Chron's Moisekenda Bower notes the struggles that Rice has had with their rushing offense and over all defense.