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Red Raider Gridiron | Texas Tech Arrives in San Diego; Texas Tech and Arizona St. to Schedule Home-and-Home

The Texas Tech Red Raiders arrived in San Diego yesterday in preparation of the Holiday Bowl. Texas Tech and Arizona St. are also reported to have scheduled a home-and-home series in 2017 and 2018.

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Good morning. I hope you all had a great Christmas and are ready to get back to it this morning.  Both teams arrived in San Diego, America's greatest city (that's what the broadcaster says in the link below) and this means we're just a few short days away from Texas Tech's last football game in the Holiday Bowl against Arizona St.  Fox 5 San Diego has a bit of video of the players arriving and this is exciting if you enjoy watching players walk off the bus.  There is a bit from S Dorian Crawford, who is originally from San Diego, who wants to show off his city to his teammates.


Arriving in San Diego: The official site will update this page through the week, with photos and stuff, somewhat like a blog (but without the awesome comments).  There is also a photo in the photo gallery of Tommy McVay without his sun glasses on sitting with Texas Tech President Duane Nellis.  McVay roles with the high rollers.

Texas Tech and Arizona St. to Schedule Home-and-Home: The good folks at 1340 The Fan were the first to report that Texas Tech and Arizona St. are set to schedule a home-and-home series starting in 2017 and 2018.  Click the link for more details.

LAJ in San Diego: The LAJ has a bit on team arriving San Diego.  The thing that I thought was most interesting was the bit about the aforementioned Dorian Crawford, who had an ankle injury that caused him to miss a bunch of time, but HC Kliff Kingsbury said that they Crawford will help in the future:

"He’s a guy who has a great future with us," Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "This year, he’s kind of learning the ropes, but we see a big role for him moving forward next year."

This tends to happen more times than not, the JUCO players take a year to fully adjust.  The defensive line commits for the 2014 class may not have that sort of luxury to adjust for a year, but you could expect significant improvement from Demetrius Alston and Andre Ross next year. Don Williams also has a scattershooting sort of article that was published yesterday.