Bevo's Daily Round Up 2.20.09

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The Spring Roster is up at the UT site. Barking Carnival looks at the attrition, heights and weights and position changes.

 

 

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Finally. Texas Tech and Mike Leach have agreed to a contract extension.

Leach met with Tech chancellor Kent Hance for almost three hours Thursday afternoon and the two sides have agreed to Tech's $12.7 million offer that will extend Leach's current two-year deal three more seasons. The contract hasn't been signed, but that could take place as early as Friday, the source said.

Leach and Hance hashed out the sticking points earlier Thursday involving four clauses that Tech inserted into its latest offer Jan. 9 that wrecked previous progress. The four clauses involved the guaranteed termination compensation Leach would receive if fired, the buyout amount he would pay if he left early, a penalty for interviewing for another job without permission and who controlled Leach's personal property rights. Details weren't immediately available as to how those four issues were resolved.

CBSSports' Dennis Dodd breaks down the qquarterback battles this spring.

Missouri

Welcome to the Battlin' Blaines.

Missouri wrestled Blaine Gabbert away from a Nebraska commitment in '08. Gabbert then backed up Chase Daniel, throwing all of 13 passes in burning what could have been a redshirt year. Incoming freshman Blaine Dalton already has enrolled, missing his final semester at national power Blue Springs (Mo.) South.

Gabbert is the starter for now, having spent a year in the system. He was the No. 5 QB recruit in '08. But watch Dalton. This battle makes the list because the Blaines are chasing Daniel's legacy.

Best guess: Gabbert.

 

Colorado

Is dad sticking too long with son? It's a question you have to ask when the head coach is playing his offspring at quarterback.

Cody Hawkins (Dan's kid) continues to have passes batted down, but still might be the Buffs' best option. There is a faction of Buffs loyalists who want to see sophomore Tyler Hansen (280 yards passing, 261 rushing) get a long look.

Best guess: Experience and bloodlines triumph, Hawkins.

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