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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-05-21

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ODDS AND ENDS | I was in Johntown this weekend. No, not Jonestown, but Johntown. And the commercial where the guys go camping and don't have any cell service, well that's where this is at. Middle of no where. So I'm most likely not going to catch all links from all of the news this weekend, but you can post anything that I've missed in the comments.


Totally Texas Tech's TTURed tried to take some photos of the eclipse, but the clouds ruined the party. Still a bunch of good photos.

CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT | DMN's Chuck Carlton wrote over the weekend that things might be moving to four super-conferences, including the Big 12. There is also talk that a move from Florida St. and Clemson to the Big 12 are imminent. You can find those links just about everywhere. BON's Hopkins Horn has a look at what super-conferences means that's worth a read.

BASEBALL | This is from LAJ's George Watson:

Texas Tech has scheduled a press conference for this morning at which it is expected to announce that Dan Spencer has been fired as the Red Raiders’ head baseball coach.

A source close to the athletic department, on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Avalanche-Journal late Sunday night that Spencer has been fired.

There is a press conference scheduled for 10:30 this morning to announce Spencer's termination. If anyone was concerned about Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt firing an under-performing coach, well, here you go. I really wish that it had worked out with Spencer as I do like what he is about.

FOOTBALL | Chris Level and Aaron Dickens on Double-T 104.3 interviewed offensive coordinator Neal Brown and it's worth your time. I listened to it as I worked on this morning's DTN DD and the thing that I liked the most his Brown's acknowledgement that this team did not play good late in the season and that football is about results. Brown discusses just about every facet of the offense from quarterback, to running back, to receiver to offensive line. Give it a listen.