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Texas Tech Wednesday Morning Notes - I'm Working With Him Edition

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Double-T Nation News:

In no particular order, DTN's Top Five:

  1. A Sea of Blue takes an interesting look at Bill Self's decision between Oklahoma State and Kansas.
  2. Spencer Hall tells you how to survive until football season.
  3. More TrueHoop, this time on Stern and William Wesley.
  4. BOTC is back from the Final Four with some thoughts on the game.
  5. The Dagger on next year's top 5 men's basketball teams.

Texas Tech Football:

No news today, but there is a good story from the DT's Adam Coleman on senior receiver Eric Morris. I liked this last part the most:

Inside receivers coach Lincoln Riley said Amendola and Morris are similar players, but this season, Morris has to create his own style of play.

"They are similar players," Riley said. "Just because they're both really tough. Eric brings a few things to the table that Danny didn't and vice versa. Eric's gotta be his own guy and just continue to develop. He really got on a roll last year toward the end of the season and was maybe our most clutch receiver and a guy that made a lot of big plays for us."

Morris already was working on being a leader among the receiving corps, long before he was on the brink of his senior season or before Amendola ran out of eligibility.

Lewis said he already had a great first impression of Morris when he stepped inside the weight room.

"I thought he was a good dude when I got here," he said. "When I first came, we're in the weight room, he took me and said, `I'm working with him.' On the football field, he's just a quick guy, and he just has football savvy. He's just smart on the football field. He finds the little holes and just gets open, and he does his job."

I always appreciate it when the veterans help the younger guys along, taking some initiative. That's probably a good sign there's some real leaders and harmony in that locker room.

Texas Tech Basketball:

I haven't seen this linked anywhere else, but on March 30, 2008, Rece Davis sat down with Bob Knight, Bill Parcells and Tony La Russa. Here's the transcript and video of Knight and La Russa and the transcript and video of Knight and Parcells. Both of these are worth your time.

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. Cory Large (1-0, 5.85) TBA Boxscore

Nice win and congrats to Lorrenzo Douglas, who led the Red Raiders to a 10-0 win over New Mexico Tuesday night. Douglas pitched 5.0 innings, giving up only 3 hits, 2 walks and striking out 2. Brian Cloud pitched 2.0 innings in relief, giving up 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. James leverton closed out the game, also pitching 2.0 innings, walking 1 and striking out 1.

The offense was efficient as well. Taylor Ashby led the way, going 3-4 with 4 RBI, and got Texas Tech on the board in the 5th inning with an RBI single. Both Doug Thennis and Monk Kreder had 2 RBI and Roger Kieschnick had a hit and an RBI after being relatively quiet in the Nebraska series. I'd really love to see Kieschnick get in a groove.

LAJ's George Watson recaps yesterday's win, focusing on Douglas, who was notified that he was going to start on Sunday:

"I'd been praying about it since the flight (from Nebraska) and when I got here I just asked God to be with me on the mound," said Douglas, whose previous seven appearances had been in relief and whose longest outing was just three innings. "I just wanted to go out and compete, throw a lot of strikes and keep our team in position to win the game."

Fox34 has video highlights of the Texas Tech win over New Mexico and LCU highlights.