Double-T Nation News:
In no particular order, DTN's Top Five:
- Former Red Raider Chris Todd is one of two QB's in the running for the Auburn job.
- Is Jeff Capel leaving OU?
- Rush the Court asks if Duke was a success or failure.
- Style points for Keenan Jones of Hawaii - Fulmer Cup style.
- Footnote digitizes the Vietnam Memorial (hat-tip TechCrunch).
Texas Tech Football:
Smell that? Football is in the air. Starts at 3:30 p.m.
LAJ's Don Williams first spring article focuses on the running back position and the fact that Texas Tech has multiple options. Coach Leach says that the majority of the reps will go to just two guys:
Oh, and Shannon Woods isn't out of the picture:
"He's been working pretty good,'' Leach said. "The reports I've been getting are pretty good, so we'll go out there and see what he's got to offer when we start practicing.''
FWST's Dwain Price previews the Red Raiders on the eve of spring practice. Here's Coach Leach on what should be expected:
Price also has his top three questions heading into the spring:
2. Who will replace Alex Trlica? The Red Raiders kicker, who set an NCAA record by converting all 233 of his extra points during his four-year career while finishing as Tech's second-leading all-time scorer with 377 points, is gone. But coach Mike Leach believes freshman Donnie Carona from Beaumont Kelly will be an adequate successor.
3. Will the defense hold up for the entire season? After being named the permanent defensive coordinator in January, Ruffin McNeill has a full off-season with his defense. If Tech's defense can match its high-powered offense, the Red Raiders could contend for the Big 12 title.
Texas Tech Baseball:
|Date||Texas Tech||UC Riverside||Result|
|Monday 03/24/08 @ 6:05 p.m.||5 (W: Zach Stewart, 1-0)||4 (L: Ryan Platt, 0-1)||Boxscore|
|Tuesday 03/25/08 @ 2:00 p.m.||6 (L: Sam Janca, 1-1)||8 (W: Paul Applebee, 1-4)||Boxscore|
Coach Hays isn't happy. After a nice win on Monday, the Red Raiders lose to UC-Riverside 8-6, splitting the series. Starter Sam Janca only lasted 1.2 innings giving up 3 runs, 1 earned, walking 1 and striking out 2. Check out the top of the second inning:
The rest of the bullpen gave up mixed results, with Robert Kilcrease giving up 4 hits and 3 runs in 3.0 innings, while Lorenzo Douglas gave up 4 hits and 1 run in 1.1 innings.
At the plate, Roger Kieschnick went 2-3, with his 11th home run of the year, also walking twice. Jason Seefeld went 2-5 with 2 RBI and a home run (3).
LAJ's George Watson has his game story from yesterday's loss, with this from Coach Hays: