The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.08.02

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

Well, the biggest news yesterday was off the field, where the Reagor Dykes group was sued by Ford Motor Credit and then ended up filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Here’s the key part from LAJ has the relevant part:

The court document states that during a June 2018 of inventory of the Reagor-Dykes Dealership, an initial analysis found that 147 of 150 vehicles sold by the dealerships were sold, on average, 55 days before the date upon which the dealerships paid them off.

“As a result,” reads the complaint, “the dealerships were able to delay making payments to Ford Credit for extended periods of time, well beyond the seven processing days permitted under their agreements with Ford Credit.”

The document also alleges the dealerships sold vehicles out of trust, having sold vehicles that were subject to Ford Credit’s security interests without remitting proceeds of those sales to Ford Credit, reads the court document.

That’s not just having some money trouble, that’s some pretty serious fraud allegations. The only reason I’m bringing this up in this setting is because Reagor Dykes is such a huge supporter of athletic programs and it will be interesting to see how such a big advertiser wil play out.

Texas Tech Football

Texas Tech football’s media days starts today at 12:40 p.m. with the first practice tomorrow at 4:15 p.m.

A-J Media’s Don Williams writes about safety Jah’Shawn Johnson and his extra year of eligibility:

“I was like, ‘I really could be done,’ ” Johnson recalled of that conversation this year. “It was the fourth game of the season, so I was right on the edge. Yeah, I’m just thankful I got this extra year.”

With preseason practice starting Friday, the Red Raiders are glad to have Johnson still aboard as a fifth-year senior. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound safety was named preseason all-Big 12 by media who cover the conference, and the Red Raiders have high expectations for their defense with nearly the entire two-deep returning.

TheBigLead’s Tully Coch ranks the Big 12 teams, from worst to first, with Texas Tech checking in at 8th overall. I don’t even understand this sentence:

Texas Tech returns three quarterbacks from last year’s team, and added a freshman and a juco transfer.

LandGrantGauntlet’s Josh Cowan predicts Texas Tech’s record and thinks the Red Raiders finish 5-6 overall. Speaking of predictions, your old pal Chip Brown of Horns 24/7 thinks Texas Tech finishes 7-5 overallwith surprise wins over West Virginia and Texas.

This is me being a bit petty, but remember when Brieden Fehoko was at defensive end and he’s been moved back to nose guard (NOLA.com). I told you all that the STP crew saw the Fehoko’s at the Lubbock scrimmage just enjoying the game and they seemed like they were just there for the entertainment.

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