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Double-T Nation Daily Diatribe // 07.06.09

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

I hope everyone had a safe and happy July 4th weekend.  The end of the July 4th weekend usually means that we're on the downward slide of the offseason.  In July, we'll have the Big 12 Media Days, fall practice starts in August and before you know it, September is staring you in the face.  It will probably be real hit or miss in terms of links and news, but I'm still doing my best to keep new content up and running.

Texas Tech Football

We Love Some Lists

CT's Dave Matter lists the Big 12's best backs (this includes QB's and RB's), which does not include a Red Raider.  Now, before you start claiming that Matter is biased and doesn't know what he's talking about there are only a few writers who study the conference as much as matter.  Matter does list Baron Batch and Taylor Potts as "others worth considering" and "fresh faces to watch".  I think an argument could be made for Batch to get on the list at the 9 through 12 positions based solely on the fact that he should see a majority of the carries and receptions this year out of the backfield. And BTW, Batch's yard per carry average was 6.78.  Just sayin'.

The Broadcast Booth Checks in with the CFL

Thanks to Brian Jensen of the Broadcast Booth who's checking in with the various Red Raiders playing in the CFL.  WR Eric Morris made his debut, while Glenn January and Aaron Hunt are grizzled veterans.

Central Texas' Top 10 Athletes

A very nice honor for incoming recruit Kerry Hyder who was named by the AAS as the 10th best athlete from Central Texas having this to say about Hyder:

The four-year starter at Manor and LBJ earned All-Central Texas honors as a linebacker, then signed to play for Texas Tech. He may best be remembered for his last-second steal and free throw that helped LBJ's basketball team upset Lake Travis in the Region IV-4A final and earn a berth in the state tournament.

I've tried to find some basketball stats on Hyder, but have come up empty this morning, but who doesn't love to have a LB/DE prospect who is also pretty good at basketball?  Congrats to Hyder.

Most Important Red Raiders, #11 and #12

Fox34 is ranking the most important Red Raiders and WR Edward Britton and DT Colby Whitlock check in at #11 and #12 respectively.

Texas Tech Baseball

Bettis Continues Success for Team USA

Texas Tech's Chad Bettis has pitched two additional innings, bringing his work for Team USA up to 4.0 IP; 1 H; 4 SO; and 1 BB, while yielding zero runs thus far.