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Double-T Nation Daily Diatribe // 04.25.09

Texas Tech Football

Leading with Louis

Todd Willis of the Corsicana Daily Sun talks with LG Louis Vasquez as he continues to prepare for today's NFL Draft. This is a good read as you'll find, and especially good to catch up with Vasquez.

NFL Draft and Texas Tech

LAJ's Don Williams looks at the NFL draft and talks with the Captain Mike Leach regarding his plans for Saturday:

"Oh, hell no. I’m not watching it,’’ Leach said. "I’d rather watch golf than that.’’


Leach said his plans for today include sleeping in, planning out his May and June, bicycling if it’s not too windy, swimming if it is and maybe catching a movie at night.

"All of which will be immensely more interesting than watching the draft,’’ he said.


And Leach has some advice for the five potential draftees:

"To tell you how exact it all is, currently our most successful (NFL) player was not drafted,’’ Leach said, referring to the New England Patriots’ Wes Welker. "I hope they get drafted as high as possible so they’re in the best situation they can be financially. But most importantly, I hope none of them lose their focus and understand that the single most important thing they can do is make the team.’’

Last Practice and Depth Chart

LAJ's Don Williams has a ton of notes up on the last practice and a post-spring pracitce depth chart. There's too much information here to get to this morning, so much like the Red-Black Spring Game we may drag this out a bit to cuss and discuss. There's a ton of knowledge in these articles and this is probably as accurate a depth chart that you'll see.

Neglected Audio, Video and Photos

Fox34 with a practice report from the final day of practice including a note that receivers coach Lincoln Riley will be alongside Michael Crabtree, in today's NFL Draft.

Texas Tech Baseball

Date Start Time Texas Tech
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
4/24/2009 6:30 p.m. Brian Cloud (2-3, 5.97) Kyle Gibson (6-3, 3.00) 7-18
4/25/2009 2:00 p.m. AJ Ramos (4-3, 4.53) TBA -
4/26/2009 1:00 p.m. Nate Karns (3-4, 5.40) Nick Tepesch (3-4, 6.92) -
LF - Michael Reed (Jr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Jr.); RF - Garrett Totten (Fr.)
3RD - Justin Berry (Fr.); SS - Joey Kenworthy (Jr.); 2ND - Willie Rueda (Sr.); 1ST - Chris Richburg (Sr.)
C - Jeremy Mayo (Fr.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (Fr.)

*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).

Red Raiders Have Arse Handed to Them

Things started out well, up 5-0, but fell apart in the bullpen in Columbia in a blowout loss to the Missouri Tigers (recap). I won't get into all of the gory details, but let's just say that every pitcher was awful, except for outfielder Kellen Monreal. Yep, an outifielder was Texas Tech's best pitcher last night. In an effort to probably save Texas Tech's bullpen, head coach Dan Spencer allowed Monreal and DH Nick Hanslik pitch the last few innings.

Let's hope that the Red Raiders and AJ Ramos can shake off this loss and maybe we'll see Chad Bettis pitch on Sunday rather than Nate Karns (no offense to Nate).