LUBBOCK, Texas —
The last 10 or 15 came on the bounce. But more amazing than a 71-yard punt under any circumstances was the fact it was kicked into a stiff wind, a fact made apparent by the collection of flags outside the Red Raiders football training facility.
Sharp honor: Texas Tech’s campus and stadium is bordered on one side by U.S. Highway 82, which has been renamed Marsha Sharp Freeway as it stretches through Lubbock. Sharp was the longtime Lady Raider basketball coach, going 572-189 over 24 seasons that included the 1993 national title and 17 other NCAA tournament trips. Sharp retired following the 2005-06 season.
Seen on the sideline: Former Oklahoma All-American and pitching coach Ray Hayward, who was on Larry Cochell’s OU staff from 2000-2004. Hayward works for Red Raider head coach Tim Tadlock, a Tech alum who was on OU’s staff from 2006-2011.
Another former Sooner on the Tech staff is volunteer assistant Russell Raley, who played at OU from 2003-2006.
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