Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams gives a little love to L.A. Reed for his absolutely incredible play on special teams and his increasingly important role on offense. Coach Lincoln Riley thinks that Reed may be this team's most valuable player:
There's no doubting how Coach Leach feels about:
"He's got a broader scope of what we ask him to do, and as a result loses probably a couple of snaps offensively, but magnifies what he does on special teams."
I had a conversation with my brother-in-law during the SMU game about how Reed was such a special teams ace and started debating whether a player would ever be drafted solely based on his play on special teams. The verdict was that if the player was as special as Reed there wasn't any reason why and NFL team shouldn't.
Good stuff by Don.
Don reports that quarterback Stefan Loucks, running back Aaron Crawford and defensive end Brandon Sharpe will travel with the team, although they all expect to be redshirted. The team likes to travel a few of the freshmen every week to introduce them to the travel routine. Also making the trip, redshirt freshman defensive tackle Britton Barbee.
DT's Adam Coleman says the Texas Tech defense is looking to improve against the Rice offense. Joe Garcia on what the UTEP game did for the defense:
Isn't it too early to say that you needed a wake-up call? Granted, I'd rather see this quote now than against Oklahoma State, but you just shouldn't need to face adversity so early, right?
The Chron's Terrance Harris details some of the history between Texas Tech and Rice. A nice history lesson.
College and Big 12 Football:
Alright, this is getting ridiculous, UT has more players in trouble . . . Check out Corn Nation and Conquest Chronicles for coverage on the biggest non-conference Big 12 game this weekend . . . TCU lost to Air Force . . .