Crabtree Begins the Texas Tech Downwards Spiral

Reports are that Texas Tech star wide receiver Michael Crabtree will announce on Tuesday that he plans to declare for the NFL draft. The NFL draft advisory committee, among other sources, lists Crabtree as a probable first round draft pick. Crabtree, a two-time Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver, had 93 catches and 18 touchdowns in the regular season, averaging 94.6 yards per game.

Cotton Bowl Predictions

In yet another example of how screwed up the bowl system is, eighth ranked and one-loss Texas Tech faces twentieth ranked and four-loss Ole Miss in the 2009 Cotton Bowl. And don't get me started on how immoral, unethical, and illegal it is to have the Cotton Bowl on January 2nd. The Cotton Bowl is, and always should be, a New Years Day game. How this didn't come up during the presidential campaign, I'll never know. Moving it proves that the terrorists have already won. I generally root for Texas Tech in bowl games, because while strange, they're still Texans. I've actually got a couple of reasons to pull for the Rebels, however. [...]

Mack Brown is Coach of the Year Finalist (Eddie Robinson)

It was announced today that Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has been named as a finalist for the 2008 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. Brown will be on a ballot with eight other finalists, which will be voted on by the Football Writers Association of America membership.

Mike Leach to Washington?

The rumors are swirling that Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach spent the morning in Seattle. Perhaps he's there to enjoy the sunny December weather, but a more likely explanation is that he's meeting with the University of Washington to discuss their job opening. I explored the possibility of Leach leaving Texas Tech about a week ago, and my feelings are the same: if Washington offers, Leach is gone. [...]

Does Mike Leach Leave Texas Tech?

Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, with a strong dose of lysergic acid diethylamide. So, predicting his future behavior is generally a lesson in humility. But after last night’s loss to Oklahoma, it’s time to ask, Does Mike Leach stay or does he go?

This year’s team is as good as it’s going to get at Texas Tech for Leach. Graham Harrell is gone after this season and probable first rounder Michael Crabtree …

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Thoughts

Texas Tech was due for a down game, and they picked the wrong time to do it. Mike Leach dug into his bag of tricks and conjured one of his defenses of the past. In addition, he told his offensive line to spend the night falling backwards onto their butts.

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Oklahoma, meanwhile, was mean, nasty, and much, much faster than Tech. Stoops showed no sign of letting up until the game was well away in …