I believe it was Registered Trademark that talked a bit about the Sonny Cumbie contract, which I have not really addressed because, well, I forgot about it to be quite honest. Don Williams tweeted some of the details, namely that Cumbie’s contract is a three year deal for $2.7 million total, $875,000, $900,000, and $925,000. Yost made $600,000 a year I think so this is a pretty obvious upgrade in terms of money spent for for an offensive coordinator and it is a significant commitment in terms of monetary value. Williams also reported that there was no buyout to pay to TCU, which means that it is likely that Cumbie’s contract simply wasn’t renewed at the end of the season and he was a free agent.
Our own Dinger Derby reported that Texas A&M withdrew from the Shriner’s Hospital for Children Classic in Houston in early March and now the Astros are looking for another team. Texas Tech, TCU, Sam Houston State, and Rice are all part of that field.
Sources have confirmed that @AggieBaseball has withdrawn from the Shriner’s Hospital for Children Classic in Houston March 5-7. They were scheduled to face @TCU_Baseball on Friday, @TTU_Baseball on Saturday, and @BearkatsBSB on Sunday. #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/rIrf4xOogO
— Dinger Derby: The Podcast for TTU Baseball Fans (@dinger_derby) January 21, 2021
What can be reported is that Texas Tech will also participate in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Park in Arlington, and Texas, TCU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Mississippi State are part of that field. The way these things typically work is that the Big 12 teams don’t play each other and so this is essentially a SEC vs. Big 12 matchup.
Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard met with the media today and talked about his mother’s fight with cancer, West Virginia, which comes up on Monday, and other basketball things.
— Chris Beard (@CoachBeardTTU) January 21, 2021
I also don’t like reporting this, but Kent Hance reported that Matt Adams, twin brother of Mark Adams, died earlier this week. Think a good thought for the Adams family.
Matt Adams has died. He was a man of faith,a very successful farmer & businessman in Terry County. He loved his family. His twin brother Mark Adams is the 1st assistant basketball coach at Texas Tech. The Adams family should be remembered during this trying time. Great people!
— Kent R. Hance (@KentRHance) January 22, 2021
Texas Tech softball was picked 5th in the preseason coaches poll.