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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-04-20

ODDS AND ENDS | This is somewhat of a programming note, but I am doing my best to step up my game a bit. I'm going to try to do a better job of covering recruiting, although I don't know that I'll be able to keep up the pace during the season, as well as do more "feature" type of stories, rather than just do daily links. I've tried to do this during this week and I think it's worked out okay. If you think that I haven't gotten to a link or you're wondering why I haven't posted something, you might want to hold off and give me a day as more than likely I'll get to it, but I won't be as quick as I normally am. I've been thinking that the link dump is incredibly useful for the most part, but I also think that it is also stale and doesn't stir much, if any, discussion. I'm going to try to change that.

Baseball post is scheduled to be posted later this afternoon and we get to the last football recruiting profile commit with WR Dylan Cantrell later this morning.

TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL | The #24 Texas Tech softball teams hosts #25 Baylor for a weekend series. The first game is this evening, first pitch at 6:00 pm.

RED RAIDER BASKETBALL | I mentioned this yesterday morning, as Wheatley PG Josh Gray will be visiting Texas Tech this weekend and LAJ's Nick Kosmider talked a bit to Gray about what he likes about head coach Billy Gillispie:

"I just like everything about his style," Gray said of Gillispie. "From offense to defense, I like the way he runs the game."

Kosmider was also on with The Williams and Hyatt Show and says that commit SF Wannah Bail is an elite athlete, that PF Aaron Ross is a versatile forward who can shoot and take the ball inside have the biggest upside.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL |'s Joe Yeager, possibly inspired DTN's posts from last week on the offense and this week on the defense (I'll take a curtsey even if it wasn't), wonders whether or not the defense is heavy enough to stop opposing Big 12 offenses.

Football Study Hall's Bill Connelly has target percentage and catch rate from 2005 through 2011. I've been promising a post on target percentage and catch rate and it's in the hopper. Promise.