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Sunday Morning Links at Viva The Matadors | 2013-04-28

Morning links: tennis, softball, baseball and football.


I don't think that there's any doubt that the women's tennis team is headed to the NCAA, but they did end up losing a close match 4-3 yesterday to Texas in the Big 12 Championship. They ain't done.


The softball team lost 4-1 yesterday to Texas on Senior Day. Let's get a win today.


Friday night's game was suspended in the 9th due to lightning and they finished it yesterday with Oklahoma winning 8-0, while they played on Saturday and lost that game 6-2. Sigh.


Four Red Raiders ended up signing free agent deals with NFL teams after no Texas Tech players were drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft:

QB Seth Doege -- Atlanta Falcons
OL Deveric Gallington -- Oakland Raiders
S Cody Davis -- St. Louis Rams
OL LaAdrian Waddle -- Detroit Lions

I wish them all luck and success.

The SAEN has a couple of articles this morning on Texas Tech from former ESPN Big 12 blogger Tim Griffin. The first is sort of a summary of how things have played out since December. Not a lot of new information there, but I did find it interesting that the offense that some of you saw during the spring may not be the final product:

“I'm looking forward to self-scouting stuff I wasn't able to do after last season because it was such a whirlwind,” Kingsbury said. “I'd like to look back on our A&M offense and what we did well and what we could improve on. And then, really look at what we did here this spring and figure out an identity for this offense.”

The second article is about recruiting and how recruits and players really like the uniform aspect of college football and confirms again that Texas Tech will have some different looks this fall:

"It's very competitive, and you're always looking to differentiate your program for recruits," Kingsbury said. "We're willing to embrace new ideas, new looks, and they've been great with our ideas."

He's not ready to release any of his concepts but promises that the choices will highlight Tech's unique tradition.

"There will be some different looks," he said. "We want some player feedback as well. We want our kids to enjoy what they are wearing when they go out on the field. That's a big deal for me."