Red Raiders Win; Beckie Scores Hat-Trick. It was only an exhibition, but a pretty nice little start as Texas Tech won 4-1 over Denver in Denver, Colorado. Beckie scored two of her goals before half and added the third in the 88th minute. Head coach Tom Stone was probably ready to get that first game out of the way:
“We had the typical first-game jitters and played some young players but once we settled in and found a good rhythm, we created and scored some nice goals,” Texas Tech head coach Tom Stone said. “We saw plenty to work on but we also feel we took some excellent steps towards being the team we want to be today.”
Texas Tech held an 18-5 shot edge and 9-2 on goal. That’s impressive.
White Ready for Increased Role. Via LAJ’s Don Williams writes about how RB Quinton White is ready to carry a larger role with the team and that running backs coach Mike Jinks said that White has had an unbelievable camp:
“He’s had an unbelievable camp,” Jinks said after Friday’s workout. “I dare to say the best camp out of all the backs, just in the way he’s practicing.
“He came in in really good shape and we’re asking him to do a lot of different things. He’s doing them — from special teams to working a little fullback, a little tailback, move out and play some receiver. And he’s doing it all at full speed. He’s impressed me a ton.”
In addition to Jinks saying that White’s been terrific, so has strength and conditioning coach Chad Dennis, who said he’s benched 405 at a body weight of 208 pounds. Lots of good stuff there, including the idea that White will play a role similar to Kenny Williams last year in that he’ll play fullback, tailback and even slot receiver.
Miscellaneous: LAJ’s Don Williams continues his All-Time Texas Tech team and at safety is Tracy Saul, then Kevin Curtis and ending with Tate Randle . . .