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The Morning Stake: WBB Dominates Southeastern Louisiana; Jinks Submits Resume to UNT

The Lady Raiders dominate Southeastern Louisiana, Mike Jinks submits his resume to North Texas and a Quan Shorts update.

Texas Tech Defeats Southeastern Louisiana. This was not a close game. Texas Tech whipped up on Southeastern Louisiana, 113-51. Ivonne Cook Taylor scored 26 points to lead the way, but it seemed like every player had a good game. Ryann Bowser had 17 points along with Japreece Dean. Head coach Candi Whitaker thought the effort was good:

“I told them after the game the effort was what I was most impressed with,” Whitaker said. “We grew up from Niagara. We didn’t have a great second half last game. We learned how to play with a lead and we showed we can be mature enough to play with a lead.”

Volleyball Falls to Iowa State. Texas Tech dropped their match against Iowa State, 3-1 yesterday in Texas Tech’s senior day. The four seniors of the team are Carlie Foust, Brianna Grant, Jenna Allen and Meghan Stacy, so thanks to them for all of their effort in trying to rebuild this program. Texas Tech still has one game yet with Kansas on Saturday.

Jinks Submits Resume for Head Coach at North Texas. Via the DMN, running back and associate head coach Mike Jinks did submit his resume to North Texas for the vacant head coaching position. Just like every year, you always somewhat hope that the assistants are looking to move up from their current position, otherwise you probably don’t have very good assistants. I don’t know how realistic it would be for Jinks to get the job, but we also really don’t know exactly how Jinks role has changed in regards to being associate head coach. I had always wished that someone would have asked Kingsbury how Jinks’ role changed from last year to this year as he took on the role of associate head coach. There’s also the thought that Sonny Cumbie will apply, but maybe he waits until the end of the year.

Shorts Must Keep Improving. LAJ’s Don Williams reports that WR Quan Shorts is working out at the Z-receiver spot, but is still very raw and wide receiver coach Darrin Chiaverini said that he is a long ways to go in order to being a polished player:

“I really think with his size — he’s 6-2, 200 pounds — and he’s got great burst for a big guy, it’s just a matter of he’s got to refine his game,” Chiaverini said. “He’s got a long ways to go — a long ways to go — but he does have the ability if he sets his mind to it and works hard.”

And Chiaverini also said that a bit part of Shorts progression is mental, needing to concentrate each and every snap.

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