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Texas Tech Saturday morning Notes - Pencil That In Edition

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Double-T Nation News:

I'm going to go ahead and lay out my schedule for the next couple of days. I'll try to find today's game on television. If not, I'll be following it online for the most part. I hope to have a review of today's game posted some time tomorrow along with your morning notes. Sunday afternoon I hope to post my review and preview of the Texas Tech wide receivers and then I might be out for a couple of days. My wife is having back surgery, to repair a herniated disc, on Monday morning so more than likely I will not be around Monday and possibly Tuesday. I guess it just depends on how she feels.

I'll be depending on you guys to post diaries of any breaking news, opinion, questions or comments. I'm asking you to keep DTN going while I'm away.

Texas Tech Basketball:

LAJ's Jeff Walker previews today's game and writes about how the Red Raiders are expecting the Sooners to more than compensate for the loss of uber-freshman Blake Griffin, comparing the Sooners to the one of the teams with assistant coach Stew Robinson and an injured Steve Alford. Walker reminds us that it was a game in Norman where Longar Longar broke Esmir Rizvic's orbital bone.

I really don't expect Rizvic to exact any revenge on Longar because Rizvic doesn't strike me as that type of guy. Against the Aggie's he had a chance to swing some elbows while gathering a rebound and it was weird to see him actually lower his elbows to make sure that no one was hit. I don't think there's any doubt that he's very conscious of the danger and pain of swinging elbows.

At this time last year when the incident occurred, I didn't think that Longar intentionally hurt Rizvic, but it was certainly negligent behavior and I believe it warranted a suspension. My thought was that people are punished for negligent behavior all of the time and this time should have been no different. I don't think that Longar is a bad person, it was just a bad situation. I sincerely hope we see a clean basketball game today.

Texas Tech Football:

LAJ's Don Williams is reporting that Texas Tech may have found some dance partners for it's new opening for the 2009 schedule. According to Tommy McVay, Texas Tech's director of football operations, that Louisiana-Monroe could play the Red Raiders in 2009, but not in 2008. Here's McVay:

"We told them to pencil that in,'' McVay said. "If we don't find somebody that wants a home-and-home (for 2008 and 2009), then there's a possibility we could do that in 2009. That's not a gimme, but they do have an opening there.''

As far as 2008 is concerned, here's McVay on the progress:

"We didn't find a soul today,'' McVay said. "Ton of e-mails and lot of calls and not a thing. Zero. There's not any I-A school that is looking right now. It may come down to (scheduling) a I-AA next week. We have made contact with a bunch (of I-A programs) today, and nothing's happened.''