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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-10-19

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TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL
Cowboys Roster Moves: Nagy To IR, Holland Is Back, Harris Is Released - Blogging The Boys
Congrats to former Red Raider Daniel Loper for being signed to the Dallas Cowboys!

Tech focusing on blocked field goals | Red Raiders
From what I've read, this is what bothers a lot of fans from the past two weeks, here's RG Deveric Gallington:

"After A&M, we kind of harped on it, and today we harped on it a lot," Tech offensive guard Deveric Gallington said after Tuesday’s workout. "We did a lot extra, a lot more reps in it, so I don’t think there’ll be another problem with it."

Red Raiders football notebook: Speed against speed | Red Raiders and Notebook: Players talk special teams, playing in Norman, more - The Daily Toreador: Sports
In the LAJ notebook, Williams writes about the speed of the OU offense and LB Daniel Cobb says that the Texas Tech offense works fast in practice too:

"Their fans are loud," Gallington said. "It kind of makes it hard for us to hear things. We’ve harped on today being louder in our cadences, little things like that. They have a good tradition and they stick to that. Going in there starting fast will be really key for us."

And QB Seth Doege talks about his three interceptions last week:

"The thing about those interceptions is the progression wasn’t terrible," Doege said. "I knew where I was going with the ball. It was just one of those things where I forced it or didn’t see a guy. On that last one, I was just trying to throw it away and didn’t throw it far enough."

In the DT article, WR Tramain Swindall talks about the atmosphere in Norman:

"It’s pretty ridiculous, man," Swindall said. "Once that crowd gets going, the players feed off of that. It’s just impossible, you know, to do what we want to do. "

And the increased role of IR Cornelius Douglas:

"I’m feeling more comfortable," Douglas said, "just making plays out there, just getting the ball to me, just settling down and just doing what I can do."

Bob Stoops Weekly Presser - Texas Tech - Crimson And Cream Machine
CACM checks in on the Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops for his weekly presser in preparing for Texas Tech.

OU notebook: Doege a worthy heir | Tulsa World
A bit on Doege and what he's done thus far as well as checking in on OU S Javon Harris, who knows three Red Raiders, RB Harrison Jeffers, IR Cornelius Douglas and WR Marcus Kennard:

"Cornelius Douglas went to Lawton High. Harrison Jeffers went to Ike. Marcus Kennard actually graduated in my class (MacArthur '09) and went the juco route," Harris said. "It's going to be exciting to see Lawton guys out there."

Douglas is Tech's fourth-leading receiver. Kennard has added six catches. Jeffers is sidelined while recovering from back surgery.

"Me and Cornelius have known each other all our lives through parents and stuff. Our dads are best friends," Harris said. "When we go home we see each other. It's going to be fun to play against him."

The World According To Bill Byrne - Wide Right & Natty Lite
I think most of you will appreciate this, no description, just go check it out.

LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL
Tech women seek continued improvement from 3-point line | Red Raiders
I really like what head coach Kristy Curry is doing with the Lady Raiders and hope that the upward trend continues, here's a bit of what they're working on in practice:

At the end of most Texas Tech women’s basketball practices, the Lady Raiders, with their legs taxed and their muscles sore, step behind the arc for one more drill.

With two minutes on the clock, players — one at a time on each end of the court — are tasked with making 25 shots from behind the 3-point line.

The purpose: Preparing players of every position to be ready to make basketball’s most momentum-changing shot when the team needs one the most.