The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: June 28th

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics, including Wes Welker out there doing some recruiting, Giovanni McLean becomes official and much more.

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Myers, Hansaprd and Saul Are Nominees. Via LAJ’s Don Williams, former men’s basketball coach and athletic director Gerald Myers and former footballers Tracy Saul and Byron Hanspard the nominees for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Softball

Baseball

Note Re. Longhorn Position. Via HookEm’s Kirk Bohls, he and longtime Texas pitching coach, Skip Johnson, seems to acknowledge that the Longhorns were courting Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock as the new Texas head coach:

Johnson, whose best friend is Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock, said he would remain at Texas if the Longhorns were to hire him out of Lubbock. However, Tadlock’s contract includes a non-compete clause that prohibits him from taking another job in the Big 12.

One source familiar with Texas’ search for a successor to Garrido — which has entered its 28th day — said the school “doesn’t want another Joe Wickline.” That refers to the contentious hiring of the Oklahoma State offensive line coach, who was hired at Texas and given the title of offensive coordinator even though he never called plays for the Longhorns.

Asked if his move to Norman was based on the assumption Tadlock would not be coming to Texas, Johnson said, “Yep. But nothing’s ever definite.”

With Tadlock being in Omaha for the past week or so and this weekend being the first weekend where Tadlock has some free time, I could see how things start to get shaking out with Texas. As an aside, the search for UT’s new head coach has been a bit messy as they are on day #30 since Augie Garrido resigned. I’d also add that this also seems to indicate that Texas went after Tadlock and also that it may not all be done with Tadlock.

Basketball

McLean is Official. The transfer of Giovanni McLean became officially official last night as the official site announced McLean’s arrival.

Football

Not on the List. ProFootballFocus has the top 100 players in college football and NOT on the list is Patrick Mahomes, but on the list is Baker Mayfield (#8), Mason Rudolph (#18) and Seth Rusell (#67).

Week 1. ESPN’s Brandon Chatmon previews week 1 for the Big 12 and has Texas Tech beating SFA by 32 points.

Here Comes Batson. Wes just out there recruiting.

And Batson’s response:

Miscellaneous. It appears that former Texas Tech footballer Baron Batch is in a bit of trouble as he is set to be arrested for 30 counts of criminal mischief involving graffiti with damages of $16,200 . . .

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