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Thursday Morning Links at VTM | Leach Has Hearing; Whitaker's Presser; Baseball Starts Today; TTU Possible Spot for Sims

Former head coach Mike Leach has a summary judgment hearing. Recapping yesterday's press conference with new women's basketball coach, Candace Whitaker. The baseball team is set to play in OKC. Houston RB Sims may land at Texas Tech.

Bob Levey

Odds and Ends

This is going to be a busy link post.

Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach had a summary judgment hearing yesterday and things were said. I don't have anything to add here as it is a summary judgment hearing and the article says that no matter who wins the loser is going to appeal. So a lot of this really doesn't matter right now.

Women's Basketball

New head coach Candace Whitaker's press conference was yesterday. You can read an entire transcript here. The official site has links to the video of the press conference and a story on yesterday's press conference. The LAJ recaps the day.

Track and Field

The Big 12 site has a student spotlight on long jumper Bryce Lamb. The NCAA West Preliminaries are about to start and the official site and the LAJ have you covered.


First and foremost, very nice to see the baseball team spend some time yesterday at a Goodwill to help the victims of the Moore tornadoes. The official site and the LAJ recap their day helping those in need.

The Big 12 Championship pool play starts today, which means that Texas Tech will play three games, today through Sunday: Kansas St., Oklahoma and Baylor. I'll try my best to get up an open thread so discuss these games. The LAJ writes that the team is ready to get to baseball.

Men's Basketball

CBS Sports has a look at new Texas Tech head coach and they state that hiring coach Tubby Smith, but they don't seem to think that he will be able to recruit and win. We'll see. We'll see.


I will continue to find links where national writers pan Oklahoma St. head coach Mike Gundy as he does not allow transferring QB Wes Lunt to transfer to 37 schools. Here is SI's Stewart Mandel and CBS Sports Jeremy Fowler.

Sometimes I get emailed about things and yesterday was one of those days. Someone from some marketing firm emailed me an article about former Red Raider Marlon Williams, who is also on this year's season of Real World. You can read that article here.

RP continues their Critical 20 with a look at #16, S Keenon Ward. RP also has their five freshmen to watch.

The big news yesterday, and I'll probably do a separate post on this is that Houston RB Charles Sims has decided he is going to transfer from Houston. Sims graduated earlier this month so he's free to go to a graduate school without sitting out a year. Of course, Texas Tech is thought to be an option because head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Eric Morris and Lee Hays all were coaches at Houston at some point during Sims' career as a Cougar. CBS Sports rates Sims as the #5 running back in the nation, so obviously if Sims were to transfer to Texas Tech this would be pretty significant. Sims is also considering declaring for the Supplemental NFL draft.