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Baseball Opening Weekend, Basketball Returning to the Court, and Spring Football | 23 Personnel Podcast

Intro

Baseball

  • Dinger Derby Update
    • https://redraiderdugout.com/gus-george-cover-it-all-dinger-derby-podcast/ 
    • Episode covers EVERYTHING
    • Scholarship limits adjusted – no longer required to offer at 25% scholarship
    • All players retained eligibility from 2020 season 
      • Transfers out: Tanner OTremba, TJ Rumfield, Bo Willis, Jared Cushing
      • Other departures: Dalton Beck, Brandon Hendrix, Payton Hendrix 
    • Key injuries
      • Hunter Dobbins, Jakob Brustoski, Austin Becker
    • Did have fall ball, Red & Black series
    • Newcomers/freshmen to look for
      • INF Drew Woodcox
      • OF Sam Hunt
      • LHP Nick Gorby
      • P Levi Wells, Hayde Key
      • P Chase Hampton
      • INF Brayden Runion (juco transfer)
    • Surprises:
      • P Matthew Luna
      • P Jamie Hitt
    • Rotation
      • Micah Dallas
      • Mason Montgomery 
      • Brayden Birdsell (A&M bounceback)
      • Patrick Monteverde
    • Comp to 2017 roster/talent 
    • Starters
      • C Braxton Fulford, closest guy to having a spot locked in (Nate Rombach, Cole Stillwell)
      • 1B Stillwell (Runion, Woodcox, Rombach)
      • 2B Jace Jung
      • SS Cal Conley (Kurt Wilson)
      • 3B Parker Kelly (Runion, Baker, Neuse)
      • LF/RF Dru Baker, Max Marsuak, Runion, Wilson (Dillon Carter and Cody Masters out with injury)
      • CF Dylan Neuse
  • 2021 Schedule – 51 games
    • Opening weekend tourney has been moved back a day
      • Can watch on Flo Baseball ($30/month)
      • 6 top 10 teams in this tournament 
    • Something to consider: most SEC teams have baseball dedicated indoor facilities 
    • Early season pitching rotation could still be pitch count hindered
      https://twitter.com/RedRaiderDugout/status/1361715839184044040?s=20 

Football

Basketball

  • TCU Games (weather related scheduling issues)
  • Quick Game Recaps
    • 2020-2021 Schedule
    • Tues (2/9) – L – TTU 71 WVU 82 – Stats
    • Beard’s ejection led to the clutching of pearls on social media
  • TTU 3-pt percentage – Bad Luck or Bad Defense?
Opponent Result Game 3pt (%) Season 3pt (%) % diff
Vs Kansas L 57-58 33.3 35.7 -2.4
At Oklahoma W 69-67 40 33.1 6.9
Vs Oklahoma St L 77-82 (OT) 42.1 33.7 8.4
Vs Kansas St W 82-71 33.3 29.3 4
At Iowa St W 91-64 33.3 34.2 -0.9
At Texas W 79-77 52 33.2 18.8
Vs Baylor L 60-68 37.5 43.9 -6.4
At WVU L 87-88 63.2 36.9 26.3
Vs Oklahoma W 57-52 27.3 33.1 -5.8
At Kansas St W 73-62 45 29.3 15.7
Vs WVU L 71-82 50 36.9 13.1

 

  • AP Poll – #15 (#7 previously) – 2/16
  • KenPom has TTU at #19 (previously #16) – 2/16
  • Haslametrics has Tech at #19 (#17 previously) – 2/16
  • ESPN’s BPI has Tech at #10 (#10 previously) – 2/16
  • NCAA NET rankings has Tech at #14 (#12 previously) – 2/16
  • Upcoming schedule
    • KenPom ratings (Tech Luck #278)
Team Adj Eff (rank) Adj O Adj D Adj T
Texas Tech +21.44 (19) 112.4 (53) 91.0 (17) 66.1 (284)
Feb 18 at TCU +6.73 (108) 107.9 (80) 101.2 (148) 67.0 (241)
Feb 20 at KU +20.31 (24) 111.7 (42) 91.4 (18) 68.6 (165)
Feb 22 at OSU +16.22 (44) 107.7 (84) 91.5 (20) 71.2 (49)

 

  • Haslametrics projections – Tech 5-8 ATS
    • vs Kansas W 70.2 – 65.41 (L 58-57)
    • @ OU W 75.8 – 72.04 (W 69-67)
    • Vs Incarnate Word W 82.23 – 51.12 (W 79-51 – wow, very close)
    • Vs OkSt W 73.87 – 62.02 (L 77-82 – tied 68 at end of regulation)
    • Vs KSU W 70.47 – 55.28 (W 82-71)
    • At ISU W 69.4 – 60.99 (W 91-64)
    • At Texas L 67.08 – 68.8 (W *79-77)
    • Vs Baylor L 66.54 – 73.02 (L 60-68)
    • At WVU W 70.78 – 68.85 (L 87-88)
    • At LSU W 77.4 – 73 (W 76-71)
    • Vs OU W 71 – 68 (W 57-52)
    • At KSU W 73.61 – 57.37 (W 73-62)
    • Vs WVU W 74.50 – 69.99 (L 82-71)
    • At TCU W 73.32 – 65.41
    • At KU L 67.13 – 69.33
    • At OSU W 70.44 – 68.07

Questions

 

What We Learned

  • Little League update

 

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