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The build-up for the 2010 Texas Tech football season continues to grow with each day that we get closer to fall practices and kickoff. Once players report between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, the season is officially underway and we will be within 29 days until the opening kick against SMU on Sept. 5.
And fans will get the opportunity to be a part of all that action. All 22 practices listed on the Training Camp Schedule are open to the public and media, including the first scrimmage at 10 a.m. on Aug. 14. The team will sign autographs for fans from 2-4 p.m. at United Spirit Arena as part of Fan Day.
Greg Powers and I will begin breaking down who the biggest remaining prospects are on Texas Tech's list for the final four or five spots in 2011 recruiting class. If you didn't catch Greg and I on the radio (1340 AM, 3-6 p.m.) in Lubbock or read Greg's thread yesterday on the Football Insider message boards, be sure to check it out. There is a surprise recruit who has already committed to one Big 12 school and may be thinking about switching his commitment because of what is happening in Lubbock with head coach Tommy Tuberville and his staff.
I visited with Texas Tech inside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie yesterday about what he expects from both his group of receivers and the outside receivers under Tommy Mainord for the upcoming season.
One thing I asked him was if he thought this was one of the deepest receiving corps since 2005 when Tech had guys like Joel Filani, Danny Amendola, Jarrett Hicks and Robert Johnson, among others.
"I definitely think it's one of the most consistent groups," Cumbie said. "When you have a guy like Alex (Torres) on the outside, he's not ever really flashy about anything but he's a lot better at everything than you think he is, and he's consistent, that's his No. 1 thing."
Subscribers can catch my entire exclusive interview Sonny Cumbie later today.
If you are in the Hub City and want to talk sports, I'll be filling in for Ryan Hyatt today on the Williams and Hyatt Show from 3-6 p.m. on 1340 AM.