Westin Galleria Hotel, Dallas, Texas
|9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Television Interviews
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Coach PSA
10:40 a.m. - Noon National TV Interviews
Noon - 12:20 p.m. Print Media Interview with Tuberville / Players PSA
|12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Big12Sports.com
12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Radio Interviews
1:10 p.m. - 2 p.m. National TV Interviews
Texas Tech Media Day Central will be your main source to follow the Red Raiders around in Dallas throughout the day on Monday, July 23. We will update the page beginning on Sunday as head coach Tommy Tuberville, qaurterback Seth Doege, wide receiver Eric Ward and defensive back Terrance Bullitt make their way to Big 12 Media Days. It all begins Sunday with a special interview with former Red Raiders and Doak Walker Award winners Bam Morris and Byron Hanspard, as well as Ricky Williams who wil be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Honor later this year. Check back for videos, pictures and blog updates hourly in Dallas.Big 12 Media Day in Photos
In the final session of the afternoon, head coach Tommy Tuberville along with Terrance Bullitt, Seth Doege and Eric Ward, met with the print media for one-on-one interviews.
After over five hours of meeting with the media at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas, this marked the final stop for Tuberville and his players on the long journey that is Big 12 Media Day.
The group has met with hundreds of media members from across the country throughout the afternoon, and will board a flight shortly for their return trip to Lubbock.
"This is kind of fun," Ward said earlier in the afternoon of the experience. "Now it's time to get it done on the football field."
The Red Raiders open fall camp on Aug. 6 and kickoff the 2012 season just less than one month later on Sept. 1 at home against Northwestern State.
Terrance Bullitt speaks with members of the print media in the final session of the afternoon at the Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Texas.
After speaking with national television outlets from across the country including ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Sports, head coach Tommy Tuberville and his players rode the escalator back to the second floor of the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas to speak to a packed room of print reporters.
Tuberville sat alone on a stool in front of a massive custom digital backdrop and fielded questions about the upcoming season.
"We're making progress," he said. "That's what I look at as a coach."
The third-year head coach spoke on several topics for almost 20 minutes, including the addition of first-year defensive coordinator Art Kaufman and the improved depth of the Red Raider defense. Meanwhile, Tuberville added that running back Eric Stephens has taken significant steps in his recovery from a season-ending knee injury suffered during the Texas A&M game last season.
Tuberville and Texas Tech players will now meet with the Big 12 Conference digital platform before they are scheduled to meet with national television once more.
Head coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to a room of print reporters Monday at the Big 12 Media Day in Dallas.
Almost immediately questions were fired toward Tuberville and his players about the season, the team and perhaps unexpectedly about the Seth Doege Video launched Sunday evening.
"I actually saw it before him," Terrance Bullitt laughed and told members of the media.
Meanwhile, several questions about Big 12 newcomers TCU and West Virginia floated throughout the room. Texas Tech is set to host West Virginia on Oct. 13 at Jones AT&T Stadium and travel to Fort Worth to face the Horned Frogs on Oct. 20.
"It's great," Tuberville told reporters. "It's great for everyone."
The Red Raiders are now meeting with radio stations from throughout the country.
Head coach Tommy Tuberville meets with the local television stations at Big 12 Media Day on Monday.
At The Second Floor restaurant inside the Westin Galleria Hotel, Terrance Bullitt, Seth Doege, and Eric Ward joined head coach Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech staff for breakfast with the onslaught of interviews at Big 12 Media Days looming in just over an hour. Players sat with associate athletics director Blayne Beal to discuss the upcoming meetings with hundreds of media outlets from across the region and country.
Following breakfast Tuberville along with players and staff members rode the escalator to the third floor of the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas where the media awaited in rooms scattered throughout the hotel.
With just minutes before the first media conference, Bullitt, Ward and Doege took a moment to snap this group photo.
Terrance Bullitt, Eric Ward and Seth Doege take a group photo prior to meeting with the media Monday.
Guns Up! (From Left to Right) Eric Ward, Byron Hanspard, Terrance Bullitt, Tommy Tuberville, Bam Morris, Seth Doege, Ricky Williams.
Dinner at Glorias with Hall of Honor inductees Byron Hanspard, Ricky Williams and Bam Morris.
Aboard the plane, Ward, a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, read the Sunday edition of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal while Doege peered over the back of his rear-facing seat to watch as the plane raced down the runway and lifted into the air signaling the start of their journey to Dallas.
After cruising across the Texas sky at an altitude of 23,000 feet for just less than an hour, the seatbelt sign inside the small cabin blinked on.
"It might be a bit bumpy," the captain told each of the eight passengers inside the small cabin. "We'll have to have each of you put your seatbelts on as we descend and land."
"You don't have to tell me twice," Ward said with a laugh as the nose of the Beechcraft series airplane dipped into a blanket of clouds and towards the Dallas skyline.
At 5:58, the plane touched down at the Addsion Airport and a black van that would escort the players, Tuberville and staff members to the Westin Galleria Hotel parked beside the plane.
On the plane to Dallas.
A white twin prop aircraft pulled to a stop on the steaming tarmac of Lubbock Preston-Smith International Airport as Seth Doege, Terrance Bullitt and Eric Ward joined head coach Tommy Tuberville in taking their first steps in what would be a whirlwind next 24 hours. The group boarded the plane as representatives of Texas Tech en route to one of the largest gatherings of sports media members in the country at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
While the ensuing Big 12 Media Day may be somewhat daunting, the senior quarterback, junior receiver and junior safety bonded over stories from their playing careers both in high school and the time they have spent together as Red Raiders.
For many, the Big 12 Media Days, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Dallas, officially signal the start of the college football.
On Monday Texas Tech is scheduled to speak to media members from around the country beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Terrance Bullitt, Seth Doege and Eric Ward get ready to board the plane to Dallas for Big 12 Media Days.