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Kirby Hocutt Contract Extension, Baseball is on Fire, Football News & Basketball Recruiting | 23 Personnel Podcast – 093

Intro

Here come the BBQ judge

Hocutt contract; two year extension (out to 8/31/27), compensation increased to $1.5M annual, 3% increases annually. Been with Tech 8 seasons now. “Numerous programs have experienced unprecedented success and become national powers in several sports, and the athletics program as a whole has seen tremendous growth in facilities and financial support…2017-2018 athletic season was one of the best in school history, with six programs – baseball, men’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s tennis and men’s track and field (indoor and outdoor) all finishing in the top 8 in the country in their respective sports. In all, Texas Tech has claimed 13 Big 12 titles under Hocutt.”

Red & Black Gala (formerly TECHspys), recognizes outstanding performance from the 2018-2019 academic year

Top Team GPA: Women’s Tennis

Women’s COTY: Adrian Gregory (Softball 38-13, 8-10; 31-28 in 2018, 19-36 in 2017)

Men’s COTY: Chris Beard

Women’s Fearless Champion Award: Zarriea Willis (T&F)

Men’s Fearless Champion Award: Jarrett Culver

Jeannine McHaney Award: Jessica Hartwell (softball)

JT & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy Award: Travis Bruffy (football)

Good Citizen Award: Volleyball

Female Team of the Year: Softball

Male Team of the Year: Men’s Basketball

More categories: Big 12 Dr Gerald Lage Award, Strength & Conditioning Workhorse (one selection from every team), Texas Tech Athletics Teammate Award, Athletic Administrator of the Year Award, and Spirit & Sportsmanship Award

 

Baseball

34-14; 14-7, #2 in Big 12, #10 in D1 Baseball Top 25, #9 in RPI

 

Wins Losses Games Back Remaining
Baylor 14 6 @OSU
Texas Tech 14 7 0.5 vs TCU
OSU 10 8 3 OU**, vs BU
WVU* 11 10 3.5 @KSU
OU* 8 10 5 OSU, @UT
TCU* 8 10 5 vs KU, @TTU
KU* 8 10 5 @TCU, vs KSU
KSU* 7 11 6 vs WVU, @KU
UT* 6 14 8 vs OU

*Eliminated from Big 12 regular season title

**OU & OSU played non conference game on 3/26 in Stillwater; Bedlam series gm 1 in Tulsa, 2 in Oklahoma City, 3 in Norman

Did you know Skip Johnson and Tim Tadlock played on the same little league team in Denton??

Swept OU; first series win in Norman since 1999; third sweep of OU under Tadlock

won last 8 Big 12 games (going back to gm 1 vs Baylor, 11-10 11 inning loss), 3rd straight Big 12 series

Hitting was storyline of the weekend: 17 extra base hits, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HRs; Warren named Big 12 player of the week (led the conference in hitting, slugging and OBP for the week; hit .583, 4 of his 7 hits were extra base hits

  • Friday
    • Cam Warren 4-4, 4R, 4 RBI (65 (through 6 in gm1 vs FIU), leads team and conference), 2 HR (13); .343/.663/.443, 1.106OPS
    • Josh Jung 3-4, 4R; .359/.641/.491 1.132 OPS
    • Scored 3 runs in 7th
    • Micah Dallas started, Hunter Dobbins gets the win, Taylor Floyd gets the save
  • Saturday
    • Gabe Holt 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI; .328/.434/.417
    • Cam Warren 2-3, 1 R, 2 BB (30, 4th on team)
    • Scored 4 runs in 7th
    • Killian started, Connor Queen gets the win, Dane Haveman finished game with bases loaded, up 7-3
  • Sunday
    • Gabe Holt 3-4; stole likely RBI extra base hit in 3rd with 2 runners on
    • Josh Jung 4-5
    • Cody Masters 3-5, 2 RBI, .309/.495/.373
    • Bryce Bonnie started and got the win; threw 6 shutout innings, 2 hits

Midweek series (Tuesday double header) vs FIU; both games on Texas Tech TV
Game 1 moved up to 11am due to inclement weather with game 2 being canceled

Keith, DInger Derby: Tech has the resume of a Top 8 national seed; 15-6 against RPI Top 25, 27-12 vs RPI Top 100 (more Top 100 wins available on the schedule with TCU); HUGE drop for Oregon State who was projected as #6 seed – RPI dropped to 23

Basketball

  • Jahmius Ramsey got his 5th star (Rivals)
  • NCAA produced tourney highlight video of Tech’s run and it brought back all the heartache
  • Assistant coaches salary pool increase; from $820k to $1.1M
    • John Reilly (S&C) salary $100k – $160k

Football

  • John Scott III discharged from UMC
  • Matt Wells working the local scene
  • Transfers
    • OUT
      • QB McLane Carter (Rutgers), OL Giovanni Pancotti, LB Ja’Quay Pough, DL Joe Wallace
    • IN
      • WR McLane Mannix 5’10 180, Junior (Nevada, career stats in 2 seasons: 107 receptions, 1,653 yards, 13 TDS)
      • WR Reginald Turner II, 6’2 205, Senior (also listed as RJ Turner, ULM; career stats in 3 seasons: 90 receptions, 1,662 yards, 10 TDS)
      • RB Armand Shyne 5’11 210 Senior (Utah, American River College; career stats (2016 & 2018 RS in 17): 198 carries, 885 yards, 9 TDS, 4.5 ypc; 4 receptions, 16 yards
      • LB Evan Rambo, 6’4 210 possibly junior with 2 seasons left (Cal, career stats: 34 tackles, 1 interception, 2 passes deflected, 2 sacks)
      • DB Zech McPherson, 5’11 190 (Penn State, career stats in 24 games: 16 tackles, 3 passes deflected, 1 fumble recovery)
  • Mannix can play immediately
  • Kingsbury, Brady and Mayfield at the Derby
  • Amendola won $100k off Brady on drunk bet https://www.golocalprov.com/sports/video-brady-amendola-make-100k-bet-following-kentucky-derby

Questions

What We Learned

Don’t Shoot at Tornadoes: https://kkam.com/a-reminder-do-not-shoot-at-tornadoes/

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