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Red Raider Gridiron: How Testaverde Jr. Arrived in Lubbock; Kingsbury Thanks Boyer

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We get a bit on how Vincent Testaverde, Jr. came from Florida to Lubbock and Kingsbury played with Sr. Plus, Kingsbury sought out a former Green Beret after the loss to the Longhorns to thank him for his service.

John Weast

Poll Question. Please note there is a poll question and it's something I've been wondering about for a while, which is how many of you have purchased a subscription to the LAJ since they have become a newspaper that utilizes a paywall. Obviously, I only have a few options, and I'd love to know how you view the LAJ now that you can only access the LAJ through a subscription.

Testaverde & Testaverde, Jr. The LAJ writes about how head coach Kliff Kingsbury found Vincent Testaverde, Jr., and I suppose I never thought that Kingsbury and Testaverde Sr. played together on NY Jets for a season, Kingsbury 26, and Testaverde 42.  Here's Kingsbury on finding Jr.:

"Dave Raih, who's now with the Green Bay Packers, was pretty much scouring QB tape and found him," Kingsbury said. "And the connection, having played with his dad in New York, we investigated it and we were very impressed with his high school tape.

"He hadn't played football a lot, so we thought a little more development and he could have a shot to be a good player."

The DMN has a similar article (if you want to avoid a paywall) and notes that from yesterday's press conference, that Kingsbury didn't know the status of Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes (which is standard operating procedure for Kingsbury on a Monday and I still don't have a problem with it):

Kingsbury said Monday he didn't know the "exact status" of Webb and Mahomes, only going as far as saying Webb had "some sort of lower-leg injury." The former Prosper standout was seen prowling the sideline Saturday on crutches.

Kingsbury Seeks Out Boyer. This was pretty cool, thanks to 24/7 Sports for the find, but after the game, Kingsbury sought out Nate Boyer, currently a safety for the Longhorns who is also a former Army Green Beret Special Forces, to thank him for his service:

Miscellaneous. Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech in Lubbock next week will kick off at 2:30 pm . . . Fox Sports' David Ubbenhas his best and worst of week 10 . . .