Williams Named to AP’s Top 10 Beat writers. I know that some of you aren’t huge fans of Don Williams, but I like him and he was the only one in the media willing to voice his opinion about the Baker Mayfield situation. In any event, Williams was named as one of the Top 10 Beat Writers for under 30,000 in circulation yesterday. Congrats!
Lady Raider Basketball
Dean and CookTaylor Receive Big 12 Honors.
— Lady Raider WBB (@LadyRaiderWBB) March 2, 2016
This is actually a great honor for both ladies, but whoever votes on this did NOT name Japreece Dean as the Freshman of the Year. That ain’t cool.
Texas Tech Blows Out New Mexico State. This was a heck of a game, as Texas Tech took it to New Mexico State, 14-2, and split the mid-week series.
Red Raiders Demolished by West Virginia. I didn’t get home from work until 8:30 last night and by that time, the game was over and it was a 22 point loss. I had to decide whether or not I wanted to watch the game or just go to bed. I went to bed.
“We were manhandled tonight,” Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith said. “We shot the ball OK, and we did some things well. We just couldn’t defend the post like we wanted to. We had a chance early in the game. I thought we were doing some things well. Then, we started to turn the ball over. Lately, that is uncharacteristic of us. I thought our kids fought hard, and they battled the best that they could tonight.”
The problem was that Texas Tech had 19 turnovers to only 9 for West Virginia and West Virginia had 34 points off of turnovers, had 15 second chance points and West Virginia had 19 offensive rebounds. Justin Gray led the team with 15 points and Aaron Ross had 14.
Texas Tech plays Kansas State on Saturday, the last conference game of the year.
Kingsbury Completes Staff. I posted this last night, but Kingsbury completed his coaching staff by hiring DeShaun Foster as the running back coach and Karl Scott as the cornerbacks coach. I can’t find any connection between Foster and Kingsbury, but this is a situation where Kingsbury is hiring a guy who specializes in recruiting in Foster, who was the director of player development and high school relations.
I know that some of you were wanting to hire a Texas high school coach to take this spot, but Kingsbury went another direction. A coach who was looking for an opportunity to move up, and sometimes those guys are willing and wanting to work as hard as possible.
Of course, Kingsbury still has to hire a director of player personnel and high school relations, which could also be a high school coach looking to move up and I think I also recall Zac Spavital being in charge of recruiting as well as coaching linebackers
Do Work. So 3.6 miles is a long ways.
Team Fehoko wins the Red Raider Team Challenge-8 teams pushed sleds weighing up to 400lbs a total of 3.6 miles.
— Rusty (@rustywhitt) March 2, 2016