September 9, 2012

Notebook: Tech proud of effort

Experiences provide room to grow for Tuberville's squad

Texas Tech's schedule doesn't provide many, if any, breaks along the way once conference play hits.

Head coach Tommy Tuberville felt getting a road game of this magnitude under their belts was good preparation for his squad.

<"It was a good road win for us," he said. "We out ourselves behind the eight-ball to come play down here, open up their new stadium. A lot of people said you got to be crazy. But we needed to go on the road and play before we open up in conference in a few weeks on the road. Our players responded, they came out and played well early."

Last week, Tech's defense took a huge mental step to get back on track to respectability. Tonight, the defense displayed enough talent and poise to actually help this Red Raider bunch win some games.

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