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Double-T Nation Daily Diatribe :: 01.16.10

Insurgency:  Today marks the one-day hiatus of the DTN DD, which by the way, had over 230 comments, and yesterday's bout of possible insurgency regarding the DD, I've decided to let things slide. 

Game Today
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Time:  12:45 p.m.
Location:  Lawrence, KS
Television:  KJTV (Lubbock) : Big 12 : ESPN 360
DTN Preview:  9:00 a.m.  Open Game Day Thread:  12:45 p.m.

Huge Challenge:  LAJ's Courtney Linehan writes that PG John Roberson knows that the #3 Kansas Jayhawks have a huge challenge in front of them:

"No one’s going to expect us to win," Roberson said. "We’re going to go in there, play our game and see what happens."

And Pat Knight hopes that Roberson's second half performance against Missouri will jump-start this team and Roberson:

"I was hoping for him to get on a run, because he was down on himself," Knight said. "He’s a much better player than he’s shown in this league, so hopefully the second half can get him jump-started a little bit for the rest of the league."

Willis' Formula:  LAJ's Don Williams writes that former Alabama linebackers and assistant head coach, and newly named defensive coordinator, James Willis, says that he's bringing his defensive formula to Texas Tech:

"It was very hard to leave that place; it truly was, because I had a great time there,’’ he said. "Everybody talks about the bowl game and the victory, but to me it wasn’t so much the victory and getting to the championship. It was the process and the road getting there. In my time with coach (Nick) Saban, what I learned was the formula.

"I will try to do the same thing here and implement the same type of programs and the same attitude. So I’m excited to come here and excited for the opportunity, and I think we have a chance to be pretty good.’’

And it sounds as if Willis thinks that he's going to have some a good foundation in Lubbock:

"This defense was very good last year,’’ Willis said Friday at the Tech football building. "Some people may look at their record and kind of change things around because of that, but these guys competed well. I turned on the film and watched them play against Texas and some other schools. They compete now. They get after you.’’