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A Raider stuck in the shadow of Austin’s Memorial Stadium. What's worse an Army veteran with decidely conservative views. Love your country even with all its warts.. Live free or die..

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Demystifying Kansas State: When, why, and how are the Wildcats good?

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If you have the chance to ask Bill Snyder about his team you are likely to get a long, droning answer about various players' personal integrity, work ethic, and strong family life. A sportswriter attempting to get into Snyder's mind is likely to give up within ten minutes of listening to Snyder talk about family values and culture. However, the culture at Kansas State is undoubtedly a crucial component to their success. There's a reason other programs don't feature maxed out walk-ons on a regular basis and aren't consistently able to transform JUCO players who were unable to get scholarship offers from major schools out of high school into productive players.

Can Oklahoma's new defense finally subdue Big 12 offenses?

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So the Stoops brothers did some soul searching, found their souls, and sold them to the devil to help them install a 3-4 defense that would allow them to keep linebackers on the field to stop the run without losing their good pass defense.

College Football News "the" 2014 Big 12 Preview

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If all things are equal in the new landscape of the Power 5 conferences and their autonomy, the Big 12 loses out to the other four conferences with conference championships. Even if an Oklahoma or a Texas turns in a juggernaut year, 13-0 beats 12-0, and 12-1 as a star runner-up – or 11-1 like an Alabama of last year – still might do more than an 11-1 Big 12 champion. And it doesn’t help that this is a bit of a down year.

ESPN previews our Raiders

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Worst-case scenario for 2014: Tech loses its sixth in a row to Oklahoma State and never fully recovers. The Red Raiders collapse yet again in November, finish 5-7 and miss out on a bowl game for the second time in four years.

CFN says the Raiders win 10 games in 2014

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The season will be a success if … the Red Raiders win ten games. It might seem like a bit of a lofty goal, but after winning eight games last season, and with so many veterans back on offense, shooting for an extra two victories is a reasonable goal. If this a ten-win team?

Best case, worst case: Texas Tech

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.."Two weeks later in a Thursday night showdown, Tech finally reverses its misfortune against Oklahoma State and outguns the Cowboys in Stillwater. "

Big 12 quarterback rankings brought to you by Can-Am Spyder

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Today, what better place to start than by looking at the Big 12's quarterbacks. With the season still four months away, there are several quarterback battles yet to be settled, but it's clear as day who's at the top heading into the 2014 season.

Three major storylines headed into Texas Tech football’s spring practice: Who will replace Jace Amaro?

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Texas Tech was thin in both trenches last season, partly due to the change in coaching staff and partly due to uncontrollable circumstances (like injuries). The recent news that Rashad Fortenberry will be given an extra year of eligibility adds some much-needed depth to the offensive line. Guys on both sides of the line will be competing for playing time, and Kliff Kingsbury and company shouldn’t have to worry too much about one injury ruining a unit.

Coach Chiaverini talks quick month

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"When Coach Raih got the job here with Coach Kingsbury and the staff, David called me and said, 'Hey you need to come down here and meet Coach Kingsbury. I think you guys would get along.' So I came down and worked a camp last year in the summer and then I went my way and went back to Riverside."

Blitzes left Webb unfazed as a freshman

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The bowl game was the high point, but Webb sure didn’t seem to play like a freshman all season, finishing 226-of-361 for 2,718 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The Red Raiders went 3-3 with Webb as a starter with losses to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

2014 Pre-Preseason Rankings - Big 12 by College Footbal News

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"What’s Up Going Into The Offseason?: Apparently, Davis Webb would like the starting quarterback job going into next year, thank you very much. Michael Brewer might be Kliff Kingsbury’s guy,..."

Ranking The Rookie Head Coaches

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Kliff is the 6th best rookie head coach in the land...

Season report card: Texas Tech

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The Red Raiders exceeded expectations, particularly since they played the majority of the season with a true freshman at quarterback led by a first-year head coach. They started the season with seven straight wins and, most important, showed they grew and matured after their five-game losing streak to end the regular season ...

SBN's House of Sparky Blog ASU Holiday Bowl Preview

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The Sun Devils and the Red Raiders have met just once in the history of the two programs and it was Arizona State coming out on top. In 1999, the 25th ranked Sun Devils outlasted the Red Raiders in a 31-13 final in an early September nonconference matchup. J.R. Redmond led Arizona State with 157 yards on 20 carries while the Sun Devil defense limited Red Raiders' tailback Ricky Williams to just 33 yards in the victory.

Holiday Bowl roundtable

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It’s hard to remain too confident when your last win was in mid-October. But the Red Raiders have the personality of their coach, Kliff Kingsbury, which means they’ll enter the game expecting to win and won’t leave any stone unturned in their pursuit of a season-ending win.

ASU Football: Holiday Bowl Statistical Breakdown

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Arizona State "The Sun Devils were second in Pac-12 in scoring this season (Oregon was first), and were ranked tenth in the country at the end of the regular season with an average of 41 points per game. The Sun Devil offense was certainly more balanced than the Red Raider offense. Quarterback Taylor Kelly started all 13 games under center for the Sun Devils and was a threat both running and passing the ball. Kelly threw for 3,510 yards, 28 touchdowns .."

ASU football will play Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl

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This marks the third consecutive season ASU has made a post-season bowl game. The Sun Devils last played in the Holiday Bowl in 2007 when they lost to Texas 52-34. Overall, they have played in the bowl three times, but have yet to win one, also losing to Arkansas in 1985 and Kansas State in 2002.

So its official per San Antonio paper Mike Brewer starts Vs ASU

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However, Brewer will start Dec. 30 in the Holiday Bowl against Arizona State, according to Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News. That, along with a "miscommunication" between Mayfield and Tech's coaches, was enough for the true freshman to decide it was time to move on.

Big 12 lunchtime links by ESPN

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ESPN links to a staff posting by SARR _ •Does Kliff Kingsbury deserve an extension in the near future?

Texas Tech’s four-game losing streak has taken some luster off Kingsbury fast start.

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"I felt we really fizzled in the second half [Nov. 16 against Baylor]," Kingsbury said. "We didn’t play really well on either side of the ball so we made a big effort this week to lock in, get back to the basics and eliminate the penalties, eliminate the turnovers and hopefully play our best game of the year."

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What it's going to take to see the 10 things We want to happen on Thanksgiving night in Austin

Point 1. Competent Quarterback Play: Arguably at least one third of the Raiders issues in the 4 game losing slide and even before that are due to panicky, off balance and inaccurate Quarterback...

College Football News Week 10 - Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

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The Cowboys are coming off their most effective win of the conference season with a 58-27 blasting against Iowa State, and the final score wasn’t even indicative of the dominance. After the struggle against West Virginia in the puzzling loss in the conference opener, OSU has put that in the rearview mirror, along with the Sports Illustrated drama, to win three straight,

Big 12 living up to its predicted unpredictability

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Mr. Ubbens new firm lets us know who got this weeks honors.

LAJ: Tech vs Kansas: Showing the Way

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It wouldn’t be Texas Tech football, the 2013 version, if Kliff Kingsbury didn’t know from one week to the next who would play quarterback.

Really, Just how good is Texas Tech?

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the folks over on CFN think Tech is dangerous...

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13 things We 'd like to see or the wild assed swags in the Tech Stats columns.

Tho most of these numbers I am throwing out are pipe dreams or "six pack induced ideas" (hat tip Blackbeard) they could happen..if those Double "T" elves deliver the mushroom lollipops as...

Big 12 Football Countdown: No. 7 Texas Tech

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"The guys who called the plays for the Raiders versus Minnesota down in Houston is co offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie like Kingsbury he is a former MikeLeach QB. You mentioned regression in the passing game because a new QB is on the field probably true but only from a total yards and TD vs INT's ranking or perspective the guys most likely to seperate in the fall camp is Michael Brewer who is a three year on campus guy with good feet. "

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