ODDS AND ENDS | Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt is to offer a 4 year tenure on a NCAA Leadership Council. we theory this is a good thing and we can review about what this means during a link.
Your impulse of zen (hat-tip Gear Patrol) comes from a tiny island of Seychelles, that we didn’t even know existed and is in a Indian Ocean. You’ll wish we were there.
MEN’S BASKETBALL | Congrats to Chris Level who was named a color-commentary to a men’s basketball broadcast with new play-by-play partner, Brian Hanni. we also suspicion that progressing this week that Hanni got a full-time gig on Tech Talk, and is to co-host with Level from this indicate forward. On Monday, this seemed peculiar to me since we suspicion Aaron Dickens was good on a radio. So maybe this is a trade-off? we don’t know, though a timing is odd.
BASEBALL | Texas Tech had a late signee during a spring/summer, INF Jake Barrios, who was only named a #8 awaiting by Baseball America in a Jayhawk League.
NCAA INVESTIGATIONS | Bylaw Blog’s John Infante writes that there are some dim clouds hovering over Oregon as their NCAA review looms, in partial since Oregon paid for recruiting consulting from Willie Lyles. we don’t know if we need to remind we that a actor that is a core of all of this now plays during Baylor, Lache Seastrunk, and Briles also paid for Lyles’ services when he was during Houston (I think).
So this is strange, a Georgia fan called a Georgia dedicate Steve Nelson, to make certain he was still committed to Georgia. The propagandize that he was loath on was Texas Tech. Nelson plays during a same JUCO as Stormy Butler and Darren Dotson. we will try to make this clear: DO NOT EVER CONTACT A RECRUIT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM BECAUSE YOU ARE MOST LIKELY A BOOSTER.
Football things is after a burst and I’ll only contend that Tuberville had some engaging things to contend yesterday.
HC Tommy Tuberville: Not a good practice, sanctified with a lot of cold weather. Looked like mentally tired. No room to delayed down and need to have improved practices each day. We looked messy on offense, from QB’s on down. On OL gave too many vigour on QB. Get mentally prepared for 80 play struggle tomorrow. You have to change it up, though we’re adding things each day and it is a coach’s pursuit to get them mentally ready. It is all a mental game. Sometimes we count too many on what we can do physically. Added some formations offensively and some things defensively, though we don’t have time to rest and need time to govern it all. Corn has finished well, his technique, schooled a tough approach final year. He can cover anyone. I’m unapproachable of Corn, Lovett has worked with him, play cornerback with your eyes. He’s removing improved during that. Torres is as aged as me and you, we know what he can do, he’s mentally and physically into it. Ward and Happy have a flu, we get them divided from a team. Your good football teams are gifted and they mentally stay with it by practice. It doesn’t come natural, like study for an examination for 3 weeks. But we don’t have time to take days off, a immature guys, we have to keep pier it on, though we are still in open use mode. Hard to get that chip on a shoulder going again, don’t try to survive, try to absorb. We can’t means to be in neutral, need to keep removing improved in technique. Kennard had a initial few days that was good, though he has to make a many of each rep. Just no coherence and there are people in front of him, that’s a beauty of competition. we consider he will respond. We don’t play favorites out here, a best players will play.
CB Cornelius Douglas: Started off on a spring, got to learn a basics. Got acclimated. Footwork is a biggest. Eyes on defense, review a receivers hips, also play with your hands. Learning from splits and where they line up, that helps, how a receiver comes off a round and how they lean. Defense as a whole has come a prolonged way, everybody is shopping in, everybody is perplexing to make plays. Have battles with Darrin Moore, contest each day, NCAA or FIFA. Everyone is different. Have some good receivers.
DT Kerry Hyder: With a depth, we are better. Little let down on 2nd group final year. Starts is doing good right now, he’s learning. Guys removing a tiny indolent and grub by camp. Just keep everybody on their toes. Just perplexing to play my role, kinda a aged man and still only a junior. Feel good, put on some weight, still perplexing to get heavier. Right now during 280, wish to be during 285 by a time a deteriorate starts.
LAJ’s Don Williams profiles S Cody Davis who had this to contend about a new defensive coordinator for a final 4 years:
The slight has turn familiar: Each open practice, accommodate a new defensive coordinator and learn his ways. Every fall, try to keep and adjust as fast as probable to what’s only been installed.
“You’ve only got to take a low breath, contend we can’t control it and afterwards pierce on,” Davis said. “That’s all we can do.”
MISCELLANEOUS: SI.com’s Stewart Mandel previews a Big 12, value your time . . . Pre-Snap Read’s Paul Myerberg previews West Virginia . . . Barking Carnival’s dedfisher looks during a rubbing for each Big 12 group . . . Grantland’s Chris Brown with finished plays . . .