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The Morning Stake: Derrick Dixon Unhappy With Playing Time; Terence Steele Progressing

Sophomore safety Derrick Dixon expresses his unhappiness with playing time, offensive lineman Terence Steele is progressing and volleyball plays tonight.

Dixon Unhappy With Playing Time. Via LAJ’s Don Williams writes that sohpmore safety Derrick Dixon vented on Twitter last night (I haven’t looked to see if he has deleted his Tweets) about playing time this year for Texas Tech:

“Bro I want to play football again this school taking me for granted”;

“Tired of sitting back and watching knowing the talent that I have”;

“True freshman last year to not even traveling”;

“Say what you want to say but I’m not happy here”;

“This was suppose to be my year”.

Dixon has been notably absent this year and Kingsbury has said many times this season that Dixon has been out because he was dealing with family issues, along with Jalen Barnes. I suppose that Dixon has a right to be unhappy, but I suppose the question is if he has passed Jah’Shawn Johnson or J.J. Gaines or Keenon Ward at the safety spot, the three players that seem to receive all of the playing time at the safety spot. I also would guess that Payton Hendrix is backing up somewhere as well.

Steele Progressing. LAJ’s Don Williams talked with offensive line coach Lee Hays about offensive lineman Terence Steele, who the coaches to play on at tackle:

“He might be the fastest one on the offensive line,” Hays said this week. “We actually have a little bet on who could outrun who in the 40 — him or Le’Raven — which is saying a lot.”

Steele’s 6-foot-5 and about 295 pounds right now, but could carry 330 eventually, Hays said.

“He’s really quick,” Hays said. “He’s just got to learn to play with pad level and get his hands inside and and slow it down just a little bit. He hunts and he comes off the ball. I just need to clean him up (technically).”

Miscellaneous. DMN’s Michael DuPont has his Big 12 power rankings with Texas Tech at 6th overall . . . Land Grant Gauntlet’s Matt Turney has their weekly Big 12 quarterback rankings . . .

Nine on Academic All-Big 12. Via the official site, the volleyball team has placed nine members of the volleyball team on the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team:

Junior Marguerite Grubb headlined the first team selections with a 4.00 grade point average, one of three Big 12 student-athletes to do so. Seniors Jenna Allen and Brianna Grant and sophomore Ashley Morgan rounded out the first team members for the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech had five garner second team accolades: Senior Carlie Foust, junior Lauren Douglass and sophomores Audrey Fragniere, Victoria Hinneburg and Alyssa Ybanez.

Texas Tech Takes on TCU. Texas Tech will travel to Ft. Worth to take on TCU tonight at 7:00 pm, with the game be televised on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.

Soares and Dojas’ Indoor National Doubles Championship.


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