Saturday, September 18, 2010
'Sticks' sighting in Lubbock
By David Ubben
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Taylor Potts had struggled against the Texas defense, completing just 10 of 22 passes for 104 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown, and Texas Tech trails Texas, 17-14.
He struggled enough, apparently, that Tommy Tuberville called on the services of fan favorite Steven Sheffield, a.k.a. "Sticks" (though at well over 200 pounds now, he says that name is somewhat inaccurate).
Regardless, the crowd roared its approval when he trotted onto the field, but was quieted by an uninspiring drive that ended with Sticks buried under four Longhorns. His only pass was incomplete.
We'll see who comes out for the next drive. My guess is Tuberville gives Sheffield a second shot.