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Texas Tech Football Notebook: Clark, Washington & Grant Receive All-Big 12 Honors; Duffey Signs

Le’Raven Clark, DeAndre Washington and Jakeem Grant received all-Big 12 honors yesterday, while we also have a clearer shot about assistant coach salaries for the Big 12.

All-Big 12. Via the official site (and the entire team via Big 12 Sports, offensive lineman Le’Raven Clark and running back DeAndre Washington made the All-Big 12 First Team and inside receiver Jakeem Grant made the All-Big 12 Second Team. Obviously, the case could be made here where Grant should have made the first team, but it appears that the voters decided that the top three receivers in the Big 12, Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman and Sterling Shepard, would make the first team. It’s hard to argue that. Morgan Burns from Kansas State was the first team punt/kick returner. Our favorite ESPN Big 12 Blog Bros had Clark and Washington making the first team, while Grant made an all-purposes player.

Very glad that Clark and Washington received first team honors.

Hatfield Makes All-American Team. Heck yes. Sports On Earth’s Matt Brown writes that freshman kicker Clayton Hatfield makes his freshman All-American team.

Jett Duffey Signs Financial Aid Agreement with Texas Tech.

Some of you were asking what this means and you all pretty much answered it, which is that now that Jett Duffey has signed his financial aid agreement the coaches can now communicate with him via Twitter, but this does not mean that he is bound to Texas Tech just yet. That happens when Duffey attends classes.

Assistant Coach Salaries. Want to look at some sobering numbers? Via NewsOK, Texas Tech is 6th in the Big 12 in assistant coach salaries, a good $500,000 behind the 5th team, West Virginia. The order:

  1. Texas: $3,906,100
  2. Oklahoma: $3,773,000
  3. Kansas State: $3,023,325
  4. Oklahoma State: $2,915,476
  5. West Virginia: $2,801,000
  6. Texas Tech: $2,336,600
  7. Kansas: $2,279,999
  8. Iowa State: $2,177,635

That’s right, Kansas is creeping up on Texas Tech in terms of assistant coach salaries. You can view all of the salaries via USAToday.

And there should be no doubt that Baylor and TCU are paying their coaches really well and that probably means that Texas Tech is the 7th best paying program for assistants.


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Crabtree Agrees to Extension. Via the NF>, Michael Crabtree and the Oakland Raiders have agreed on a 4-year contract extension yesterday, with $19 million guaranteed for the former Texas Tech footballer.

Miscellaneous. Via College Football Talk, TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie decided not to take the Texas offensive coordinator position so the Longhorns are interviewing the OC from Tulsa . . . West Virginia will apparently stick it out with head coach Dana Holgorsen for 2016, but this sounds nothing like a ringing endorsement . . . LAJ’s Don Williams writes that the Texas Bowl will most likely sell out, having sold 60,000 tickets thus far, while Texas Tech has sold 9,000 of their allotted 10,500 tickets and LSU has sold all 8,500 of their allotted tickets . . .

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