Double-T Nation News:
In no particular order, DTN's Top Five:
- Malcolm Kelly is not happy with OU.
- Above the Rim takes a look at who is graduating for Big 12 men's basketball players.
- Differing opinions on UCLA's Kevin Love as well as some other possible early entrants.
- Double-A Zone asks if billionaire boosters should have the influence that T. Boone Pickens and Phil Knight have.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams' feature article this morning is on redshirt freshman cornerback Taylor Charbonnet. For those of you who don't know, Taylor's older brother Daniel is a senior safety and Taylor stands 5' 10", 165 pounds, but he's fast. Here's secondary coach Brian Mitchell:
Here's Charbonnet on his opportunity:
I also appreciated this bit on Chabronnet's speed:
I'm not sold that T. Charbonnet will get significant playing time this year, but if he can add on a few more pounds then I certainly think he has lots of utility for years to come.
In Williams' Red Raiders Football Notebook, he notes that McNeill is tinkering with one of his pass rushing defensive end position and is both standing him up and also rushing from a specific point. And it's not just limited to the DE's, it's also linebackers who are rushing. Here's McNeill:
This is the time of year to try something different, so I'm all for experimenting.
In the LAJ's Texas Tech Football Fifth Down, Williams talks with sophomore running back Aaron Crawford, who is from Memphis and talks about the NCAA Championship Game.
Texas Tech Baseball:
|Date||Texas Tech||New Mexico||Result|
|Tue. 04/08/08 @ 6:05 p.m.||10 (W: Lorenzo Douglas, 2-0)||0 (L: John Hewketh, 2-2)||Boxscore|
|Wed. 04/09/08 @ 3:00 p.m.||2 (L: Russ Fornea, 3-3)||7 (W: Will Kerr, 2-1)||Boxscore|
I keep waiting for the bats to come alive with this team, but that's just not happening. The Red Raiders lose the second of two games to New Mexico, 7-2. It was Russ Fornea who got the start, not Cory Large, and he lasted only 2.2 innings, surrendering 4 hits, 6 runs, all earned, walking 4 and striking out none. The rest of the way the bullpen was pretty good (Sam Janca 2.1, Owen Brolsma 1.0, Robert Kilcrease 2.0, and Zach Stewart 1.0), pitching a collective 6.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 run, walking 6, and striking out 4.
Texas Tech's 3, 4 and 5 hitters went 1 for 10 with 1 RBI for the day and while the top of the order was good, it wasn't enough. Willie Rueda and Joey kenworthy each went 2-4, scoring Texas Tech's only runs of the day.
LAJ's George Watson recaps yesterday's action and had this from Coach Hays: