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The Morning Stake: May 26th

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I’ve updated the Big 12 Championship thread with Texas Tech’s 4-1 win over Baylor.

In other more interesting news, it appears that 2b Michael Davis is no longer with the team and will most likely not return to the team this year. You can check out KAMC’s Andrew Doak’s Twitter feed for the answers, but when asked today about it, head coach Tim Tadlock said that there was about a zero percent chance that Davis would return this year. That puts Texas Tech in a tough spot because I think freshman Brian Klien is really the only other true second baseman on the team and Tanner Gardner could fill in as well if needed.

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The Comeback’s John Cassillo pens an article that it’s now or never for head coach Kliff Kingsbury and I think I’ve said that before as well, that Kingsbury really needs to put together something resembling a winning season to stay around. Cassillo thinks though that it might be time to look elsewhere for the type of coach that Texas Tech should hire should this transpire, but some other type of coach (and also leave the Leach coaching tree). This is great news for those of you looking to go towards the triple-option. I still think that if something happens, Lincoln Riley will get a long look and would be my odds-on favorite, and he’s definitely part of the Leach tree as would be Dave Aranda, the defensive coordinator at LSU. I wouldn’t touch SMU’s Chad Morris because I think he’ll bolt for the TAMU job as soon as it comes open or somewhere else in the Southeast. Sports On Earth’s Matt Brown compiled a list of potential head coaches for next year and includes familiar names such as Neal Brown, Riley, Aranda, etc. I also wouldn’t touch Tulsa’s Philip Montgomery as he was the offensive coordinator at Baylor during the ongoing scandal.

RedRaiderSports’ Kyle Jacobson has a short Q&A with 2017 safety Thomas Leggett. Leggett is one of the late additions to the 2017 class.

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