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The Morning Stake: More Thoughts on Reginald Davis’ Arrest; Terry Wilson Chooses Nebraska

In this Morning’s Stake, we have a few more thoughts on Reginald Davis’ arrest for marijuana possession and 2016 Texas Tech QB target Terry Wilson Jr. chooses Nebraska.


Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.

More on Davis’ Marijuana Possession. There’s not a lot more to add from yesterday’s story on the arrest of WR Reginald Davis for marijuana possession other than what I added in the comments, which is that possession is a lot different than being under the influence and we don’t know who’s car he was driving (it was likely his, but you never know). Via the LAJ’s Denise Marquez and Daniel Paulling, Texas Tech did release a statement:

“We are aware of the situation regarding Reginald Davis,” Tech athletics spokesman Matt Dowdy said. “We are still in the process of gathering information about it.”

Probably more than that, I’m disappointed for Reggie as I personally cheer for him. He’s a guy that almost literally has nothing (no parents and no home) when he came from Tehana. That’s probably it more than anything else. There’s also the aspect that being busted for marijuana possession or failing a drug test is more of an IQ test than anything else. Of course, I’m not one to throw stones here. Never used pot (not making any judgments, just decided I’ve never wanted to do it) although I did get pulled over one time in law school within throwing distance of my apartment. Luckly, the officer let me go home. It only takes one time to have the shit scared out of you and for you to realize how much you might be throwing away for your actions.

The other disappointing aspect is that head coach Kliff Kingsbury touted Reginald as being one of the guys that had done really well this spring:

“The one (of the receivers) that’s really stood out so far is Reggie Davis,” Kingsbury said during a media session during spring workouts. “He needs to step up. He’ll be a redshirt junior, and it’s time to be what he can be.”

“(Red Raiders outside wide receivers) Coach (Darrin) Chiaverini’s done a good job of really motivating him, so we’ve just got to keep him coming.”

Wilson Chooses Nebraska. Recently offered prep quarterback, Terry Wilson, Jr., from Del City, Oklahoma, chose Nebraska last night. Texas Tech and head coach Kliff Kingsbury have only offered a handful of players at the quarterback position, Shane Buechele, Tristan Wallace, Jalen Hurts, Shea Patterson and Wilson. It may be time to to back to the list of 2016 quarterback options.

Campus Photos. New photos from our friend, TTURed at Totally Texas, where he captures some terrific photos in the puddles from the most recent rain (i.e. downpour).

Weiberg Named Deputy Athletics Director. Via the Chad Weiberg, formerly of Kansas State, will join Texas Tech as the second in command, the Deputy Athletics Director at Texas Tech:

“I have been impressed with Chad Weiberg for a long time,” Hocutt said. “He has been an integral part of the leadership team at Kansas State and his leadership and relationship building abilities have been recognized nationally. His character, work ethic and positive energy will align perfectly with the team we have in place and I know his leadership will further strengthen the positive momentum of Texas Tech Athletics.”

Weiberg was the 2014 National Association of Athletic Development Directors Fundraiser of the Year in 2014.

1986 Independence Bowl. This was found on the interwebs yesterday, the 1986 Independence Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech. This was, I think, Spike Dykes first game and if you’ve ever wanted to watch Billy Joe Tolliver and Tyrone Thurman (he’s so tiny, the bottom part of his number on the back of his jersey is inside his pants), here you go:

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