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TallMike

  • joined Sep 03, 2009
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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Maintenance & Reliability Engineer employed with a leading manufacturer of catalysts.

A fan of TTU sports...all of them. My headliners are football, and women's and men's basketball.

BSME 1974

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We got a'nuther men's bb coach...

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Welcome Coach Taylor ! and a bit of a tease: bq. "Vince Taylor was with my staff for six years at Minnesota" said Smith. "He was big part of our success in recruiting and getting to the NCAA Tournament. He will do the same at Texas Tech. Vince has an outstanding reputation around the country. His experience as a player at Duke and as a professional player for a number of years overseas has enhanced in his ability to teach the game. Go read the rest of this TTU annoucement, it looks good to have a guy like Coach Taylor on staff.

Yaay, here is a nice memory of a young qb after his first start in the Black and...

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Yaay, here is a nice memory of a young qb after his first start in the Black and Scarlet... Enjoy !

2013 QB Verbal - Davis Webb

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Looks like we have a commit at qb. Big pro type from Prosper, almost 2700 yards, 28 tds, with 12 ints last season. Welcome to the fold, Davis !

NIce Spring Game Report from Will McKay, RRS

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On The Defensive Line "I'm really looking forward to these last two days with Leon Mackey," he said. "I think he's really going to help us. Delvon SImmons is going to be a good player in time. Brandon Jackson and Dartwan have done a great job. I thought at end that Brandon Jackson is a guy that's really surprised me. He's done us a good job." On Seth Doege "Brown said that while Doege didn't have one if his greatest performances in the scrimmage, he also wasn't afraid to throw the veteran QB to the wolves. "It was up and down, but to give him credit, I've tried to put Brewer in good situations. I really wasn't worried about putting him in the best situations. I was more worried about getting guys touches when he was in the game. We could've got him going if I thought it was a major factor. He's a good player. He's a really good player." Go read the rest, there are a lot of good words to consider.

Looks like we have a DBS Commit, Jordan Sterns

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I don't know much about Jordan Sterns, he is reported as a solid verbal on Rivals. A running back from Cibolo Steele HS at from 5-11 185 to 6-1, 195 depending on who one reads. About a 4.5 40 kind of guy. Reportedly recuited by John Lovett and some guy named Prunty !! Found some moving pictures, but all I can do is provide the url for the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClJYfhdNjhc

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LB-DE Cqulin Hubert is gone....

As reported by Don Williams: #TexasTech LB-DE Cqulin Hubert has been kicked off team for violation of team rules, a Tech spokesman said Saturday. and Hubert was #TexasTech's 6th-leading tackler...

From our friends at Rivals, a preferred walk on Center

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"Tyler (Texas) Lee center Conner Grooms has committed to play football at Texas Tech. The three-star standout hosted Tommy Tuberville and Neal Brown today, and accepted the Red Raiders' preferred walk-on offer." and "The Red Raiders head into the 2012 season with very little experience at the center position, so the 6-foot-4, 280-pound prospect should have a great chance to get on the field and earn a scholarship."

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Lady Raiders at Hofheinz, nice win over the Cougs.

Last evening was a fun night for the Lady Raiders at Hofheinz.  It was a win, always a plus, but it was also a big win numbers wise. Lady Raiders come out looking good in black uniforms and stood...

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Men's BB got a win over Our Lady of the Lake 119-80

Lewandowski:  25 pts, 12 rbs, 4 assists  -- assist leaderTolbert: 23 pts, 6 rbs, 3 assists, 4 stealsPetteway:  17 pts, 10 rbs, 3 assits, 3 stealsGottcher:  14 pts, 5 rbs, 3 assists, 2 stealsTeam...

Scotty Talks Suspension, looking for redemption.

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Smith seems to have his head on right and likely has from the early moments of the suspension...he has words that tell us why...go read them. He also talks almost apologetically about his game versus the fishing team....wasn't mentally ready in so many words. He is looking to take his ability as an elite rush DE to the field this Sat and continue his run to garner attention from the pros. This is a fine report from Rivals.

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Thoughts from Coach Tuberville's presser

These are my notes/impressions of coach's words, the quotes are my best attempt only.  Enjoy for what it is worth. Said he wasn't one to look at stats too much, but we can't win if we get only 4...

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Week 3 Sagarin Rank

Here is a snapshot of the Big12 after week 3's games: I chose to show Strength of Schedule because I think it is signicant at this point in the ranking results. Rank School W-L SOS ...

Daylen Robinson, JC PG to TTU with class of 2012

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Shown as a solid verbal as of 20Sep.... 5-10, 170, Moberly Area CC, Moberly, Missouri 3 Stars "Moberly Area Community College freshman basketball player Daylen Robinson was named to the 2010-11 NJCAA Region 16 All-Region Team in voting conducted by member coaches. Robinson, a 6’0 guard from Northeast High School in Kansas City, led the MACC Greyhounds in scoring at 15.9 ppg, free throws (74%), and assists (6.1)." From his HS coach: 'Daylen Robinson, Northeast, senior, 6-0, guard When longtime Raytown coach Mark Scanlon took the head coaching job at Northeast, he quickly became acquainted with Robinson, a player who reminds him of former Raytown great Tyronn Lue. Robinson missed part of last season due to academic issues, but had 29 points, nine steals and seven assists in a season-opening win over St. Louis Construction Careers Center last week. "Some of the stuff he does, I don't think there's a better player around," Scanlon said. "I've had some great players at Raytown, but I haven't had a playmaker-type kid like this since Tyronn Lue." ' The coach, he stays busy...

Lady Raiders Complete 2012 Class with a California Girl !!

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"She’s the best player in Northern California," Summerville said. "I’ve been coaching around this area since 1999 and she is one of the most electrifying players I have ever seen coming out of high school. She’s phenomenal." Looks a good class of 4. Two inside and two outside. Well done, coach and staff !!

Rivals Recap of Big12 Media Day

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"RRS publisher Chris Level, managing editor Aaron Dickens and associate editor Michael Graham weigh in on three Texas Tech football questions in this installment of The Roundtable." "1.) WHAT WAS THE MAIN THING THAT YOU TOOK AWAY FROM BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS?" "2.) WHAT COACHES WERE YOU MOST AND LEAST IMPRESSED WITH IN DALLAS?" "3.) THE RED RAIDERS OPEN FALL CAMP A WEEK FROM FRIDAY. WHAT'S THE BIGGEST STORYLINE FOR TECH HEADING INTO PRESEASON CAMP?" TallMike's favorite line from this report, from Chris Level: ' ""Really, Mack? You don't think showing high school games on an institutional network will have any impact on recruiting? I get why you are defending the Longhorn Network and don't blame you a bit for doing so, but please don't insult our intelligence." ' Ta DA !

You are going to like Doege's quote !!

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"We feel disrespected as a team," quarterback Seth Doege said Tuesday, the final of two Big 12 football media days. "We have it in our locker room highlighted, and it says ‘disrespect' all over it. We're using that as motivation to finish out the summer, and we're going to use it as motivation going into fall camp. We know we're a whole lot better than seventh." GUNS UP !

RPTV: Big 12 Media Days - Day 1

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This is another report on Day 1, but with video !!!

Coach Pinkel takes on the LHN !!

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"Where other coaches before him shied away from challenging the University of Texas athletics TV channel, the Longhorn Network, Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel brought up a concern that Texas head coach Mack Brown would have to address just moments later." Coach Pinkel: "It's a lack of common sense there to think that the network, the university network, can have high school games on their network," Pinkel said. "To me there's no common sense there. I have enough trouble coaching football so I'll leave that to some other people to make those decisions." So Coach Mack,who immediately followed, got to answer the stir up caused by Pickel's remarks. "It was a no-win situation for the Longhorns. Brown knew as much and he took the high road. He avoided the network questions with blanket statements, praising the Texas brass for having the foresight and determination to make the network a reality." I would love to know what Coach Tuberville, the next speaker on the agenda is thinking about as he decides what his is going to talk about tomorrow.

Who is the man in the middle ? You should recognize him !

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Yeppo, none other than a slimmer, neater Coach Ruff !! Click on next and you will see a photo that looks more like who we remember. Looking good Coach !!

Bubba Jennings Video !! I apologize if that has been posted, if so, I missed it and someone...

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Bubba Jennings Video !! I apologize if that has been posted, if so, I missed it and someone please remove the post. I cannot remember seeing a better video of Coach Jennings, one can see how excited he is to be at TTU as well as what looks to me as a person of pretty quiet demeanor. I also like the good look at Coach Gillispie, he is a very personable interview, we are going to like him.

1979 Texas A&M Game

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"Then, with less than six minutes remaining and the Tech crowd bruising the West Texas firmament, a totally unknown player by the name of Greg Tyler etched his name in Tech football history. The Red Raiders lined up in the power-I, and with the Aggies expecting action from either Hadnot or Reeves, forgot about Tyler." Kudos to Joe Yeager over at Scout for a happy reminder of a home game victory over the hapless aggggssssssss.

Billie Clyde and his Student Athletes !!

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"Men's basketball head coach Billy Gillispie is pulling out all the stops when it comes to making sure his players take advantage of their educational opportunities at Texas Tech University. He is setting the bar high in his first year in Lubbock by telling the team that he wants to see only A's on their report cards - no exceptions." I found this an interesting insight into the methods of Coach Gillispie...

The Elite 18 - No. 13 Jarvis Phillips

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"Like any football team, good, mediocre or bad, Texas Tech has several players whose performance will be particularly critical to the squad’s success. These players, whether by virtue of sheer talent, experience, leadership ability, importance of the position played, or depth concerns, are especially crucial. They may or not be the best players on the club, but they would be very conspicuous were they to be absent for any reason. In fact, that may be the best way to conceive of the critical players—they are the performers the team could least afford to lose." Here is a good look at Jarvis Phillips from a fine TTU web site ! Enjoy !

Texas Tech head coach makes a visit

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A favorite point of discussion--recruiting West Texas and Texas in general: "We want to get a lot of players from West Texas and move on through the Metroplex area and through Houston," Tuberville said. "Last year, we actually signed 12 players outside of Texas ... That won't happen that often. But we got in so late. You're recruiting players when they're in ninth and 10th grade and building relationships. So we had to go to other places. "I think in the next few years, we'll take probably 80 percent of the players from the state of Texas and a lot of them from West Texas. I'm excited about that. There's great coaches and great players, and I'm looking forward to them being a part of our program."

J T King's Grandson !!

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Well this is as weird as it gets for me....I chose to read about an incident at Bush Airport Houston reporting on a West Point Cadet on home leave who was attacked by a noted singer's body guards. Turns out he is Coach King's grandson.

Crockett makes adjustment

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"I worked with him a little bit in the spring," Gillispie said. "He’s very athletic. He’s eager to learn. He’s a guy who’s gaining confidence as he goes. He’s got a lot of work to do, just like we all have a lot of work to do, but I think he’s willing to do all that work. He’s a tremendous athlete and a tremendous person." Now we understand better why we did not see Crockett play more last season. Considering what he was learning, it makes sense. Thank you, Clovis News-Journal for a good report !!

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Memorial Day

From the Wiki: bq. commemorates men and women who died while in military service to the United States.  First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War,  it...

JJ Bynum reported commited to TTU. 6-2, 275 lb, DT. Me likey !! I think he is pretty...

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JJ Bynum reported commited to TTU. 6-2, 275 lb, DT. Me likey !! I think he is pretty strong...dead lifted 600 lbs, squatted 715....is that a lot ?? ;-)

Kent Turene still committed to USC...but

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"I am still considering Georgia, Texas Tech and Nebraska," Turene said. "I have already been to see the Cornhuskers. I will make my final decision on signing day, likely sometime in the afternoon." As many players as we have committed already, we continue to be in the hunt for some really good ones.

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