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The Morning Stake | 2020.11.12

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Not a ton of news out there today, but have gathered what I’ve found.

The Herald Courier’s Tim Hayes talked with Texas Tech guard Mac McClung about the upcoming season, and not just making the NCAA Tournament, but winning the whole damn thing. McClung talks about how the offense will work:

“The main goal here is not trying to make the [NCAA] tournament,” McClung said last week in a telephone interview. “It’s trying to win the tournament. The players and the coaching staff all have that winning culture.”

Sic’Em 365 has the transcript from Baylor head coach Dave Aranda’s press conference and there’s not a ton of Texas Tech news, but he does discuss his friend Matt Wells:

I have a lot of respect for [Texas Tech head coach] Matt [Wells], love his family. Being there that year, Matt’s very humble and very smart, and a family person. I think Matt was always one to be real observant. One of the best things I can say about Matt is he’s very loyal. I felt he was someone who always had your back. Now in our roles, Matt is someone I talk to quite a bit. Getting hit with COVID and quarantine and everything else, he would be someone that I would talk to and compare ideas and thoughts and all that. I have a lot of respect for Matt.

Avalanche Journal’s Don Williams writes about the tackles, Josh Burger, Ethan Carde, and Caleb Rogers. Here’s a bit on Rogers:

All season, the Red Raiders have started Burger at right tackle, Carde at left tackle and used Rogers as a swing tackle to rotate in at both. Rogers, the 6-5, 290-pound true freshman from Mansfield Lake Ridge, seems likely to play a key role on the Tech line for the next four years, though his natural talent provides options as to which spot.

“Caleb’s athletic enough and talented enough he could end up being an interior guy at some point,” Yost said, “even maybe be a really athletic center down the road. We feel real comfortable with him at tackle and like where he’s gotten — especially as a true freshman, how well he’s been able to play.”

Here are some tweets.

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