STORIES OF THE DAY
At today's post-practice presser, there was Coach Kliff Kingsbury, TE Jace Amaro and DT Kerry Hyder. Since I didn't see any sort of notebook this morning from any publication, I decided to do non-transcripts for all three individuals. The video is embedded below.
Kingsbury: The offense isn't at the speed just yet. They have gotten better than day one. The defense is doing a great job, some complicated schemes that they have picked up. Nutrition was a big deal and to keep up you have to have one of your own. Takes time for players to buy into using a nutritionist, trying to teach them about. The program has evolved and not a bunch of college programs have used a nutritionist. Mrs. Bailey is doing well, all going to pitch in and raise some money for her. Has known her for 15 years. J.J. Loller to offense, he still has a long way to go and there aren't any bodies. He could move back to the defense and depending on how he progresses, he could move back. The kids are fired up, they seem itching to get going.
Amaro: The offense is running through the inside receivers, going down the middle, the biggest difference from last year. The speed is tring at some point. There is always something to prove and people aren't buying in yet outside of Lubbock. Need to have it on your mind and has not finished a season like he should. Got hurt and the bowl game wasn't good. Totally different dynamic with Jakeem Grant, really hard for one safety to guard both he and Grant and Grant is able to run free. Grant has developed the first got here, he was so out of shape. When Amaro got hurt, he really stepped up. Webb is pretty incredible, had such great demeanor and swag, while Brewer has always had that sort of leadership. Either way, they are both playing well.
Hyder: We've got guys lined up at different places and see different packages. Want us to learn the positions, even played NT today. Will hopefully create some coverage sacks with how they mix things up. Adjusting to the speed, we're finally getting used to us, still wearing us out. Just wants to do his part, and try to lead the young guys as best as possible. The offensive line is doing a great job working together, they have become a unit. Grant is electric and is going to make some big plays this fall, expect 5 kicks returned. Spring game expect a big turnout. Really looking forward to getting it started.
MISCELLANEOUS | I didn't think there was really any one singular article, so they're all just going to go here.
* The LAJ has a notebook on Jennie Bailey a football staffer that has been with the football program for 27 years and they are having an event to help raise money for her as she battles cancer.
* AD Kirby Hocutt was on The Morning Drive. I don't have to get into it, but it was worth your time to listen to if you have the time.
* The LAJ also has an article on a new committee that hopes to get all of Lubbock involved during home football games. At the end of the article is also the themes for the upcoming seasons games.
* Per SBN, Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby does not want to pay players.
* On ESPN, former Big 12 commish Dan Beebe continues to feel sorry for himself and doesn't take any responsibility for not leading the Big 12.
* SBN Recruiting has a profile on Skyline offensive tackle Ty Barrett, who has visited Texas Tech and hold a bunch of offers.
* SBN has the least friendly Saturdays for a wedding.