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The Morning Stake: Siegel Retires; Symmank to Ray Guy Award Watch List

One of the truly good guys at Texas Tech, Tim Siegel, has decided to retire to spend more time with his family. Texas Tech punter Taylor Symmank is on the Ray Guy Award Watch List, plus, so much more.


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Tennis.

Siegel Retires. Tim Siegel, the men’s head tennis coach, has announced that he’s retiring from Texas Tech, but will stay in Lubbock and coach the middle and high schools for Lubbock Cooper. Siegel said that he wants to spend more time with is family. Siegel has two daughters at Laura Bush Middle School and this makes a ton of sense for him to be around his kids while coaching a bit more.

Siegel almost stepped away a few years ago and came back to coach again and he’s been coaching at Texas Tech for the past 23 years and left having the #19 team in the nation last year.

This decision will allow me to spend more time with my family,” Siegel said in a statement. “I look forward to pursuing coaching and teaching here in Lubbock. These past 23 years have been incredible. I want to thank all of my former and current players, and all of the great people I have worked with at Tech. I love Texas Tech with all my heart, and will continue to be the biggest supporter of this great University. Guns up!

Siegel is a good dude. Real good. I’m incredibly happy for him and jealous that he’s going to spend as much time as he can with his kids. Good for him. Congrats and we wish you well.

Basketball

How Full Was the USA? Pistol’s Firing’s Kyle Porter takes a look at how full each basketball arena in the Big 12 was last year, with Texas Tech coming in last at only 44% capacity for the United Supermarkets Arena.

Football

Symmank Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List. Congrats to P Taylor Symmank who has been named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List!

Weeks 6 & 7. ESPN marches on with their season predictions and Brandon Chatmon predicts week 6 where Texas Tech beats Iowa State and Max Olson predicts week 7 where Texas Tech beats Kansas.

Analyzing Conference and Non-Conference Schedules. The Land Grant Gauntlet’s Eric Hamm takes a look at Texas Tech’s non-conference schedule while the ESPN Blog Bros roundtable the conference schedules with the thought by Olson that much of the in-conference stuff depends on how good Texas Tech and West Virginia are. Olson has been trumpeting Texas Tech for a while.

Running Back Depth. DMN’s Mike DuPont takes a look at the depth at running back for Texas Tech and everytime I look at anyone’s depth chart I smile because it’s pretty good.

Duffey at the Elite 11. We continue gramming.

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