The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2017.12.27

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

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We’re Back. I hope everyone had a terrific holiday. We’re officially back with good, sweet, clean content today, including, but not limited to this Morning Stake.

Lady Raider Basketball

Balcomb Resigns. I’m not close enough to the program to know if this is a big deal, but Balcomb was the associate head coach and now Balcomb is gone. Watching this season unfold is going to be fascinating.

Texas Tech Basketball

Falling in the Polls (Kinda). Ever so slightly, Texas Tech fell in the AP poll, from 21 to 22, and then was steady in the USA Today Coaches poll at #21. TCU is leading the Big 12 at #12 and they are currently one of just a few undefeated teams, while Kansas is at #13, Oklahoma is at #17, Baylor is at #18, while Texas Tech is #21.

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech Football

Scott to Louisiana. As it was reported yesterday, it appears to be official as Karl Scott was named as the Defensive Coordinator for Louisiana. David Gibbs tweeted out his support for Scott last night:

There is word that there may be more movement on the coaching staff, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Again, I’ve been told since the Texas game that there is most likely going to be a real-deal big-time offensive coordinator for that 10th assistant coach spot and I still believe that to be true. I don’t know what that means in terms of shuffling of the other parts, but yeah, I think the plan since November has to to find an offensive coordinator to call plays.

Coutee Declares for NFL. If you’ve been living under a rock, Keke Coutee declared for the NFL Draft on Christmas Eve. As discussed in that post, this means that the only significant returning receiver will be T.J. Vasher. These receivers next year will have their work cut out for them.

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