Morning Raider - 8/30

Week 1 is finally here. Notes from the weekend and an update on how some Texas Tech commits did over the weekend in Week 0 of high school football.

LUBBOCK, Texas — Good morning Red Raiders!

Well, it's finally here. Week 1 of the 2010 college football season is upon us with plenty of intriguing matchups this weekend to begin the year, including the game between SMU and Texas Tech on Sunday.

More on this matchup later today after Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville hold his first press conference at 11:30 a.m. CDT. We'll have the two-deep roster set, a full set of notes and topics to discuss as well as Raider Power TV of the press conference.


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Tech defensive back LaRon Moore returned to practice on Sunday and was in his full pads for the first time since breaking his leg during the spring. Moore has been on the sidelines and talking to the other, younger defensive backs throughout practices this fall, becoming another coach on the field to help the other DBs come along.

Defensive coordinator James Willis said Moore could miss the first three or four weeks of the season but needs Moore to continue to get healthy and not try to be doing too much, too fast.

"We're going to need him, come that stretch," Willis said. "I know he wants to be out here right now. He's very tough. Our point to him is, be smart and tough. Make sure you're ready when you come back."


No. 1-ranked Lake Travis HS extended its 47-game winning streak on Saturday night after taking down rival Austin Westlake (No. 4), 32-21, to open the 2010 season.

Texas Tech commit and Lake Travis starting quarterback Michael Brewer threw for 296 yards and touchdown, completing 23 of 42 passes (54.8 percent).

Another Tech commit, Odessa running back Bradley Marquez, who moved into second place on the all-time OHS career rushing list with his 123-yard performance in the Bronchos' 37-7 loss to Arlington Bowie. Marquez averaged more than six yards per carry (20 carries) and scored on a 32-yard TD in the first half. He now has 2,337 yards and 36 touchdowns for his career.

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