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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-09-27

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Red Raiders Score Road Win at New Mexico - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Woot!  14-2 on the year and play the #25 Sooners on Saturday.

Week 4 Football Press Conference Quotes and Video - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
I don't have time to go over all of the quotes, but it's worth your time to read what Tuberville thinks about the offense and defense.  Tuberville does this each and every week and it's usually a pretty honest assessment of the team.  I enjoy it, as does RdrPwr, so you should too.

Offensive A History Lesson - YouTube
Really enjoyed this short portion of RaiderPower and I think you'll appreciate it too as OC Neal Brown embraces and teaches the offensive history of Texas Tech.

Offensive A History Lesson (via techathletics)

So much more after the jump.

Glasgow: Red Raiders need to do better job of tackling | Red Raiders
No doubt that DC Chad Glasgow wants the defense to get up to speed quicker:

"We missed 18 tackles that accounted for 234 yards of offense, which is way, way, way too many," Glasgow said Monday.  We’ve got to find a way to get the guy down somehow, some way, and we’ve got to continue to fix the little things.  We’ve got to play with better leverage. If the football starts inside of me, I have to keep it inside of me. If it starts outside of me, I’ve got to keep it outside of me."

And Glasgow talks about not having guys like CB Tre' Porter and WS Cody Davis, but honey-badger doesn't make excuses:

"Players make a huge difference," Glasgow said, "but nobody cares who walks out there on that field. They care about how you play. We’re not going to make excuses for guys we don’t have."

Red Raiders football notebook: Competition on corner | Red Raiders | Texas Tech notes: Daniels' suspension indefinite | Red Raiders
Lots to get to in the notebook, but a summary:  CB Derrick Mays may lose his starting job as CB Jarvis Phillips played better; DE Leon Mackey should be back this week; RB Ronnie Daniels' suspension is indefinite; and WR Darrin Moore will be back soon, but not this week.  There are more things there, so go check it out.  Also, I always like reading who Tuberville named the players of the week:

Offense POTW:  RB Eric Stephens
Defense POTW:  DT Kerry Hyder
Special Teams POTW:  RB Ben McRoy
Scout Offense POTW:  WR Tyson Williams
Scout Defense POTW: LB Justin Cooper

Ward's game-winning touchdown was product of improvisation | Red Raiders
I very much enjoyed hearing WR Eric Ward talk about that last play:

"It was originally a post, but then Doege checked me something else," Ward said. "Obviously that play didn’t work out. I knew we had to go back to what we practice on, and that’s scramble rules, so when he started scrambling I knew I had to get open. I did the best job I could to get open, and it worked out."

I thought that it was a fade route with WR Jacoby Franks on the right side, but the cornerback bumped to the line of scrimmage and Nevada brought over help and was double-covered.  Ward on the other side of the field followed the play and made a nifty move to juke the Nevada cornerback to find the corner endzone.

Kansas football enters Big 12 play | | Remember him? Tech QB Seth Doege — KU’s next foe — lighting up stat sheet /
Catch up with the Kansas Jayhawks.

Five Questions For... Texas Tech Red Raiders - Big 12 Hoops
Love this.  Big 12 Hoops is taking an entire week to take a look at all Big 12 teams and this week is Texas Tech week.  To start things off, they take ask 5 questions about the Red Raiders.  Go check it out!

9 things and 1 crazy prediction for this week
AAS's Kirk Bohls has this tidbit on the Longhorn Network:

After getting clearance from the NCAA in August, the Longhorn Network is pushing forward with its desire to show highlights, scores or statistics from high school football games. Last Thursday it showed a YouTube clip of a New Jersey game, for its first foray into that controversial field. The LHN has yet to show scores or stats.

Dave Brown, LHN vice president for programming and acquisitions, has made a pitch to four Texas television affiliates in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, offering to trade two-minute, LHN-produced clips in exchange for the station's high school football game highlights. LHN sent out a clip of Longhorns quarterback Garrett Gilbert as a leader, after he was benched. ESPN said Houston station KTRK agreed, but San Antonio's KSAT turned down the LHN offer.

"We were really insulted that (the Longhorn Network might think) we'd just roll over for them," a producer at KSAT told me Sunday, adding that his station usually shoots footage of 17 to 21 high school games on Friday nights. "Now if it had been ‘Hard Knocks' material, that'd have been different. Once we looked at it, we said thanks, but no thanks."

It's Closing Time: Week Four - Turfburner
Catch up on what happened in the Big 12 with Turfburner's Jay Beck.

The Numerical, Week 4: Collapses, Field Position And Games Of Keep-Away -
Texas Tech gets a mention in this week's Numerical.  Love this column.

BCS: The Money. The Games. An Arizona Republic Investigative Series
I haven't had time to even ready half of these articles, but if you thought that the BCS was corrupt before I can't imagine what you'll think after reading this expose from the Arizona Republic.