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Double-T Nation Daily Diatribe // 06.10.09

Odds and Ends

Whitacre to head GM

Congratulations are in order to Ed Whitacre, Jr. a former Texas Tech graduate, who has been tapped to be the man that hopes to bring back the bankrupt General Motors.  I don't know if I envy Whitacre's job, but I wish him the best.

Texas Tech Football

Ruffin McNeill on Tech Talk

Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill was on the second hour of Tuesday's Tech Talk and he talked NBA, golf, and about the defensive 2009 signees, including the culture shock that the new players experience when Bennie Wylie starts working out the freshmen, that Bennie works out with three different groups and the intensity is different than what they've experienced.  McNeill mentioned that he wants the guys to improve strength and footwork during the summer.  McNeill mentioned almost every defensive player by name when asked who he thought would surprise this year, but did mention DE Aundrey Barr, DT Myles Wade and I think DE/DT Pearlie Graves initially.  I'm not sure that means anything.  McNeill also mentioned that LB Brandon Mahoney has been and is on campus and I could have sworn he said that LB James Scott is also on campus, both of those guys were grade questions, but they appear to have qualified and that's excellent news.

Countdown Continues

Fox34 is counting them down and I've apparently missed a few as WR Austin Zouzalik checks in at #19 and OL Mickey Okafor checks in at #20.  Lots of good stuff there.  Also, Fox34 takes a look back at the K-State game.

Texas Tech Basketball

Bob Knight a Candidate at USC

So it appears that USC's Tim Floyd has submitted his resignation as of last night, admist controversy surrounding OJ Mayo and the program generally falling apart (this again reinforces Pat Knight's thoughts from last week that we're just at the tip of the iceberg in terms of what's going on in college basketball).  The Dagger's Chris Case was the first story I saw last night and when I searched this morning about this and I found ESPN's Andy Katz (make sure and turn down sound before clicking link as it automatically has video begin) speculating that Texas Tech's very own Bob Knight might be a candidate to take over the coaching job.  I don't know Bob Knight personally, but I'm pretty sure he would never take the job at USC.  It's too high profile and there's no way that he wants the baggage of another head coach and the very real possibilities of NCAA sanctions.