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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-07-28

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This is the profile from Tuesday and you can watch Cobb on YouTube.

This is the profile from yesterday and you can watch Carpenter on YouTube.

THSCA Notebook: UT coach feels good about line, Gilmer’s Snow - Longview News-Journal: High Schools
Strange that there was some news in the Longview News-Journal about Texas Tech, but there are a handful of notes here.  LT Terry McDaniel is expected to compete at left tackle, right guard or be the first guy off the bench.  LaDarrin "Pete" Robertson, an incoming freshman, was the all-everything for his Longview team last year, playing quarterback, will be on defense per DC Chad Glasgow:

"We don’t know for sure where he’ll go," Glasgow said. "He could be a safety, or he could be a linebacker-type guy."

DE Christopher Knighton is supposedly up to 270 pounds, also per Glasgow, and could play inside or outside along the defensive line.  The official roster still says he's at 248.  And incoming transfer, K Ryan Bustin, from Kilgore will compete for the kicking job, which is allegedly wide open.  I hope so. - Roster Countdown: Nos. 39-30
The roster countdown continues with Brett Dewhurst, Eugene Neboh, Aaron Crawford, J.J. Gaines, Kenny Williams, Arlan Waller, Chris Yeakey and Tanner Foster.

Jamar Wall back in Philly with Eagles - Sports
Good to see former Red Raiders employed in the NFL.

# Big 12 Media Days: Day One Links - Rock M Nation
# Big 12 Media Days: Day Two Links - Rock M Nation
These are the best recaps of the Big 12 Media Days on the internets.  If you want to read about another team, this is where you need to start.

High school games on Pac-12 Network? | Bohl Games
AAS's Kirk Bohls writes that he talked with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, who said if the Longhorn Network can show high school games, the Pac-12 Network will also want to do the same thing.  Additionally, he said that the LHN would be an impediment to UT joining the Pac-12:

"I think you could certainly imply that, with the news that we’re going to announce tonight," Scott said in a phone interview from Bristol, Conn. "The Longhorn Network would be certainly a huge impediment."

Breaking It Down: Big 12 Linebacker Position Rankings - Crimson And Cream Machine
CACM has the Texas Tech linebackers at #9, which is about right considering the Texas Tech linebackers are young and inexperienced.

A Suspended Well-Rested ESPN Columnist Is Back (But No Tweets Yet) | SportsGrid
Bruce Feldman is back writing, but he's still not on Twitter. 

SB Nation Conference Re-Draft: Ten Rounds Complete, 11th Round In Progress - BC Interruption
After 11 rounds and 61 picks, Texas Tech was finally picked in the great conference re-draft project.  I'd be curious as to what you all think about Texas Tech going where they went, and saying that the people picking obviously had a bias against Texas Tech isn't a valid talking-point. 

# David Salinas had taken step back from AAU scene -
# Houston AAU coach David Salinas - 08.01.11 - SI Vault
If you want to know how David Salinas allegedly defrauded millions then read the article.  This is both shocking and sad.  There are a lot of people, coaches and even a church that lost a lot of money with Salinas. 

# Cameron Forte Profile | Cameron Forte - Yahoo! Sports | Cameron Forte 2011 Basketball Recruiting Profile - ESPN
# Cameron Forte Basketball Profile - McClintock 10-11 - MaxPreps
# ‪Cameron Forte Dunking‬‏ - YouTube | ‪C-smooth dunk over kid‬‏ - YouTube | ‪McClintock Basketball‬‏ - YouTube
# Forte leads All-Tribune boys basketball team | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports | blogs - Richard Obert - Richardobert - Magic Pump N Run roll into Duel
# VX Boys Basketball: 10 players to watch | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports
I didn't have much time yesterday, but posted a very quick FanShot, that SF Cameron Forte, has committed to Texas Tech and will be part of the 2011 class, which means that he should be on campus right now, or very soon.  Forte is a 6-5 to 6-7 small forward or shooting guard, who was a prolific scorer in high school last year, averaging 36 PPG and 12 RPG.  Despite the numbers, I'm thinking that Forte never got a real offer, which sounds crazy that a kid that averages 36 PPG and has some decent athleticism doesn't get an offer he likes.  Before the season, he was the #2 player to watch in the Tempe area:

2. Cameron Forte, forward, McClintock:  The smooth point forward can sometimes get lackadaisical, but when he’s motivated, he’s very tough to stop. The crafty left-hander knows how to score in the paint, and uses his length to get plenty of rebounds.

And as I've mentioned previously, I thought I had solved Texas Tech's roster crunch (here and here), but with the addition of Cameron, I'm not sure. 

Patagonia Time Lapse Video on Vimeo
When I was at Texas Tech, I had a Spanish teacher (I was only 3 hours away from a minor) that was from Columbia who said, "Va a la Patagonia," and it was supposedly slang in South America for, "Go to Hades," because it is supposedly a barren place.  I've always thought it looks beautiful and you could send me a lot of places worse than the Patagonia Mountain Range.

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