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The Morning Stake: April 26th

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This was not a good game in really any way. And head coach Tim Tadlock let whoever he was going to pitch, to rack up the runs and he left them out there. In other words, Tadlock was not interested in stopping the bleeding. Texas Tech was hammered, 16-5, John Henry Gonzalez took the loss after going only 2.1 innings and allowed 8 runs, to go with 6 walks.

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 24/7 Sports’ Barton Simmons writes about why he would not pass up Patrick Mahomes:

There’s no denying that there’s a bust factor at play here. He’s got a low floor. He’s not shown the inclination to take what the defense gives him and play with anticipation. His ability to work within the constructs of the offense is there only to the extent that the constructs of Kliff Kingsbury’s offense has been ‘go make plays.’

But there’s plenty of reason to believe that Mahomes can beat the knocks. I’ve talked to NFL executives that have interviewed Mahomes and they come away impressed with his intelligence. He’s got pedigree not only athletically but professionally with his father who played 12 years of major league baseball. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school that played baseball at Texas Tech for a season and he could see a steep developmental curve as he continues to focus in on football. Plus, the dude competes. This is the guy that ran Davis Webb out of town as an underclassmen. And Webb’s going to be drafted this weekend, too.

 LAJ’s Don Williams runs down the Texas Tech players that have been drafted high in the NFL Draft.

Only six players have come out of Texas Tech and been NFL first-round draft picks, and only 11 Red Raiders have been selected among the top 30 overall. The consensus among draft analysts is Mahomes will be added to those lists when the three-day NFL draft starts Thursday.

Billy Joe Tolliver’s the highest-drafted Tech quarterback. Tolliver went in the second round, 51st overall, to the San Diego Chargers in 1989 and lasted 12 years in the pros.

  Patrick Mahomes was on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday and here are the Dan Patrick Show highlights as well as some Twitter highlights.

I did not know that Good Morning Football was a thing, but here it is, Mahomes on with GMFB.

Miscellaneous . . .

  • Ben and Skin on 105.3 had Patrick Mahomes and LaTroy Hawkins on their show yesterday
  • Rich and Tech (radio show in Houston) talked to Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury about Patrick Mahomes and the transition from air raid quarterback to a professional quarterback.
  • Via Auburn Undercover, Tommy Tuberville will not run for governor of Alabama, which deprives all of us from following with this charade.
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