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The Morning Stake: August 23rd

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 RedRaiderSports’ Will McKay talked with Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt about head coach Kliff Kingsbury, and Hocutt believes that Kingsbury has made suginficant steps forward this year:

“Attitude, determination. I think we got knocked down. We got knocked to the canvas last year, and I think the mark of being a fearless champion is how you stand up in times of adversity. This group of young men, they’ve stood up, and this coaching staff has stood up, and they’ve worked extremely hard to stand back up and move forward. That’s what we’ll do over the next three to four months as we move forward. You never know over the course of the season how the ball is going to bounce in certain situations, what obstacles might be coming our way, but I know this team has worked hard to put themselves in a position to take significant steps forward.”

There’s lots more there, so check it out. Hocutt says he very much believes in Kingsbury and has so much danged positivity rolling for Kingsbury. It’s tough for me to think that Hocutt knows something that we don’t know, which is that Kingsbury has it figured out.

 Depending on where you want to read this, the official site or RedRaiderSports, all of the new and different things at Jones AT&T Stadium this year. I did not know that the new font is called UA Rugged and will be on all sports venues.

 Miscellaneous . . . Heartland College Sorts’ Derek Duke ranks the offensive lines and has Texas Tech 10th . . . College Football Talk has their preseason Big 12 rankings and Texas Tech is dead last . . . the only one that believes in you (Texas Tech) is CFB Analytics and according to their numbers, Texas Tech’s best case is 9-3 and worst case is 4-8 . . . Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel looks at the coaches on the hot seat and Kingsbury is one of them . . .

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