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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-03-21

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ODDS AND ENDS | We haven't done this in a while. I've always wanted to go to Yosemite and now there's no doubt that I want to go:

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

On the other end of the spectrum, this is not safe for work (I don't even want to use the acronym) and I don't want to even embed this, but this is Kenny Powers K-Swiss Blades commercial and it made me laugh oh so much. Pretty sure that I'm going to have to buy some K-Swiss now you guys.

TEXAS TECH BASEBALL | I forgot to write the baseball post for the series because I forgot there were going to be games yesterday and today. Sorry. Nevertheless, Texas Tech beat Florida Gulf Coast 11-4 (official site). Starting pitcher David Paiz continues to dazzle as he pitched 5 innings and gave up only 2 hits, no runs, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Multiple players had multi-hit games. Interesting that Jamodrick McGruder played second base and redshirt FR Jordan Lopez got the start in right field. LAJ's George Watson and DT's Brett Winegarner have game re-caps and this is from Watson's story:

And had the Red Raiders stopped after seven innings, he would have been. But those final two innings — when the Eagles scored four runs on five hits, three walks and an error while Tech ran itself out of more potential runs with baserunning mistakes — took Tuesday’s 11-4 victory from solid to average in Spencer’s view.

"I’d say it was about a ‘C,’" he said of the win.

"It’s good to get a win and we did a lot of good things the first five or six innings; we were fairly crisp. We did have some mistakes on the bases and continued to do so later but early we were sharp. We’re trying to win games and winning games is important, but it’s more the way you do it that is important. I’m very happy with the win, but not entirely happy with the whole nine innings."

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL | The official site has a Coaching File, which is a new series where they take a look at the new coaches and up first is offensive line coach Chris Thomsen. I would like to let the official site folks know that auto-play videos suck. Please don't do that. So if you're at work, you may not want to click unless you are sure the volume is down.

The LAJ's Tommy Magelssen and the DT's Caitlin Osborn has the story on the two people who owned the credit cards. I still don't think I understand how this all worked, but I'm a pretty patient guy, so I'll continue to wait to see how all of this plays out.

UPDATE [Note by Seth C, 03/21/12 9:54 AM CDT ] I missed this last night and this morning (I'm a bad blogger) and's Chris Level tweeted this yesterday regarding the status of RB Kenny Williams and TE Jace Amaro:

I'm guessing that this might be an indication that the charges, other than the fake ID used by Amaro, will be dropped. Total speculation on my part, but if they're practicing and playing on Saturday, then I'm thinking that they are most likely in the clear. Carry on.

Miscellaneous: SB Nation's Bill Connelly is previewing every college football team and one of the first one's is the Texas State Bobcats . . . Sports Business Daily writes about the relationship between ESPN and Fox and how it's so cozy . . . head coach Tommy Tuberville has a website with his football camps and has the dates for Dallas and Houston . . . Turfburner's Jay Beck runs down the new coordinators in the Big 12, very much enjoyed catching up on this . . . the Williams and Hyatt Show continues their ultimate 2-deep and take a look at the linebackers . . .