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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-11-03


Longhorns, Red Raiders would become bowl eligible with victory | Red Raiders
Not so much about bowl eligibility, but quotes from some of the UT players, including former Frenship OG Mason Walters, who had this to say about QB Seth Doege:

"I think it speaks a lot to his character," Walters said of Doege going on to start — and thrive — at Tech. "It just shows that he’s been able to fight through any adversity he has. I think a lot of him for it."

Longhorns’ balanced attack ready for Tech      - The Daily Toreador: Sports
This is somewhat misleading as the Longhorns really don't have a balanced attack, are much better running the ball (17th in the nation) than passing the ball (90th in the nation).  Anyway, RB Foswhitt Whitaker and Walters talk about the UT offense:

"I won’t tell you the particular number that we’re looking for," Whittaker said. "I just feel like just running the ball effectively, getting us in manageable down and distance to be able to convert on third downs (are) our main (goals) and what we look forward to doing."

The offensive line has cleared holes, but it hasn’t been just the underclassmen at running back who have taken advantage. In the tilt with the Jayhawks, an eight-player cavalcade cascaded for positive rushing yards.

"It’s obviously not (the case that) every play we blocked was perfect, and they fought for what they got," offensive lineman Mason Walters said. "I just think that gives us more opportunities throughout the game to be able to run the ball."

Your Texas Tech Preview: We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!!! | Barking Carnival
dedfisher returns to preview the Red Raiders for Barking Carnival. - From the film room: Breaking down Tech
A good look at how to take down Texas Tech.

91st-ranked recruit plans to be Raider | Red Raiders
Williams has a bit on Texas Tech's newest commitment, A&M Consolidated RB Quinton White.  Here's White:

"I was nervous, because I didn’t know if Tech was going to offer me," White said. "I’m a smaller running back. I’m not that fast. I originally committed to Tulsa and was pretty solid there. Then I got the offer today and was like, ‘Oh, my gosh. It’s for real.’"

White, who had been pledged to Tulsa since June, said he is 5-foot-8 and 188 pounds. The recruiting service ranks him as the No. 91 recruit in the state.

He said Tech makes sense for several reasons: He’s liked the Red Raiders for a few years. One of his best friends, A&M Consolidated defensive tackle J.J. Bynum, also is a Tech pledge. He likes catching the ball out of the backfield.

"I like their offense," White said, "and (receiver) Detron Lewis went there who was a graduate from A&M Consolidated. I like what they did with him. It’s a good program to be in, and Tommy Tuberville’s a great head coach."

I haven't had time to do a profile just yet, but you can find White's Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 24/7 Sports in those links as well as some YouTube video.  Here you can find White's current stats and Dave Campbell had White as one of the top 300 players in the state of Texas.  You'll note that White says he isn't that fast, but Campbell has White running a fake 40-time of 4.4, so there's that.


The Alphabetical, Week 10: The Home Stretch Beckons -
This week's Alphabetical has this inauspicious note about Texas Tech:

U is for Uneath. Scarce, as in first downs for Texas Tech in their precipitous return to earth against Iowa State. 290 yards total offense is a pitiful performance, but it also backs up our suspicion that Oklahoma's secondary is going to be rent asunder with comical ease by Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Game. There is an element of letdown for Texas Tech here, sure, but OU's secondary gave up easy yards to an attack that totalled 191 yards through the air against Iowa State.


Lady Raiders beat ASU 81-45 in exhibition | Red Raiders


Texas A&M Drops Texas Tech With 3-0 Sweep - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site