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Head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Marsha Sharp are a big part of this tournament.
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LAJ’s Don Williams has his football notebook, starting with Texas Tech possibly having their hands full with Louisiana Tech and also head coach Kliff Kingsbury saying that the offensive line did better this week against Arizona State:
“We were more physical,” Kingsbury said of the line. “We still weren’t able to run the ball on a couple of times we had very light boxes. You would like to hand it off and get some yards, and we weren’t.
“It’s still a work in progress. But I thought protection-wise, they held up against a defensive line fairly well.”
LAJ’s Nicholas Talbot writes that the defense is down, but not out and linebacker Luke Stice said yesterday that the team is going to respond:
At least Stice was defiant and determined Monday, though.
“All I can tell you is we’re going to respond,” he said. “We’re going back to work. You get defined by the trials and tribulations in life, not when you’re successful. And the identity and the culture we are instilling here at Texas Tech is we’re going to show back up to practice and go to work with that blue collar mind-set we take pride in and get after them this week.”
Those are big words, especially when the Tech defense still has to go out there for at least 10 more rounds this season.
So how did they do it?
“There is no secret formula,” Stice said. “There’s no magic play coach Gibbs can call other than going out and competing, and that’s what we need to do moving forward.”
Miscellaneous . . . DMN’s Chuck Carlton has a terrific status and update about the state of Big 12 expansion, thought this was informative . . . the official site has the official game preview . . . LAJ’s Nicholas Talbot writes about how Jakeem Grant is going to be featured on the NFL Network’s show “Undrafted” . . .