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Favorite Games in Tech History and Listener Giveaway | 23 Personnel Podcast – 152

Intro

Basketball 

  • Kuminga update: rumors of questioning his college eligibility
  • VCU grad transfer Marcus Santos-Silva graduating this week, moving to Lubbock
  • Mac Maclung and Jamarius Burton still seeking eligibility 
  • NBA restart (http://www.nba.com/nba-returns-2020-faq ) July 30
  • 22 teams, 9 from the east, 13 from west
  • 8 regular season games left; seeding games
  • Playoffs will take top 8 seeds from each conference; standings based on regular season + seeding games
  • 8th seed determined, maybe, by play in tournament; 9th seed will need to win 2 head to head games vs 8th seed to take over
  • Regular playoff schedule takes over from there; Finals could finish as late as Oct 13
  • 2020-2021 season projected to start 12/1

Baseball 

  • Texas Tech Roster Updates?
  • Texas Rangers schedule announced; 60 games in 66 days https://www.mlb.com/rangers/schedule/2020-07
    • Open Friday 7/24 home vs Rockies (Globe Life Field opener); 3 vs Rockies
    • 17 game stretch 8/14-8/30
    • Don’t play the Astros until Sept 2; all 10 games vs Hou come in final month of the season 
    • Rangers play 26 games in September, 1 day off (9/14); 24 games are vs division – LOTS OF MOVEMENT IN DIVISION STANDINGS
  • Little League update
    • We are 7 games in and we’re back to being terrible
    • Had a coach from another team go on a long rant in our league-wide coaches group chat
    • Lost another player, down to 7 on the roster

Football 

  • Patrick Mahomes contract extension
  • https://twitter.com/JC1053/status/1280304018141609985?s=09 
  • Texas Tech has declined to put single-game tickets on sale in last week of July as usual 
  • LSU Safety Eric Monroe – Grad Transfer
  • 23 players/staff who tested positive for covid are considered recovering/recovered
  • WR Caden Leggett arrested for street racing 
  • Behren Morton at Elite 11
    • Finished at no. 10 out of 20
    • Behren Morton made a big move in the recent 247Sports’ most rankings update and showed why this week. The Texas Tech commit has an athletic, projectable frame and has more arm talent then we had initially anticipated. He can make all the throws and as he fills out, he should continue to improve his arm strength, as well. The Eastland (Texas) native is currently the No. 10 rank pro-style quarterback.
    • 247Sports national recruiting analyst Charles Power:

“He might’ve not had the high points of some of the others, but Morton showed well over the course of the week and never appeared to struggle. Coming in as a five-sport athlete from a small school in West-central Texas, you might expect Morton to have an adjustment period to the drills or competition he’d see in this setting. That was anything but the case. Morton showed fluid movement skills, a consistent delivery and above average arm talent relative to the group while turning in good showings in each drill.”

    • Morton is the no. 5 pro-style QB in his recruiting class, no. 17 recruit in Texas and 104 nationally – all projected to improve after the rankings are updated
  • S&P+ review/preview for 2020 
S&P+  2019 Proj / Act 2018  2017 Avg Dev from Proj
S&P+ Rank 61 / 54 47 / 42 66 / 58 +6.7
Wins (Conf) 6.5 (4.1) / 4 (2) 5.9  / 5 (3) 5 / 6 (3) -0.8
Offense rank 28 / 39 63 / 23 4 / 25 +2.7
Defense rank 83 / 83 39 / 81 124 / 88 -2

(http://www.stakingtheplains.com/2020/07/06/texas-tech-football-a-sp-review-and-preview/)

What Did We Learn 

  • Building a shed and Harry Potter Update

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