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Mark Adams Named Head Coach & Baseball Hosting Top 10 Matchup | 23 Personnel Podcast – 198

Intro

 

Basketball

    • Beard Gone
      • Met with Del Conte at Plainview McDonald’s 5am Thursday on 4/1, of all days
      • News leaked around 10am of him making it official after we had maybe an hour of time to process/hope that if he left, it was for Roy Williams’ retirement from UNC
      • Theories for “why”
        • Money is about the same
        • More money in assistants? Currently has former UTA HC on staff and looking to get UTEP HC
        • So much burnt orange blood from graduating there in 1995 then spending 15 of the following 26 years in Lubbock – NOT BUYING IT
        • Recruiting is easier?
        • Nike v. UA?
        • Definitely is a “challenge” (his word)
      • Several assistants gone, too
        • Ulric Maligi, Reilly (for now?)
        • Who else
      • Hocutt coming in hot on his press conference
      • Released a bland statement Monday morning after twitter verification issues
    • Adams Hired
      • Announced Monday evening (4/5); press conference Tuesday at 6 p.m.
      • Timberwolves’ Ham and UNT’s McCasland interviewed, possibly ACU’s Golding (confirmed?)
      • Firm was not involved in connecting TTU to candidates, hiring committee of Hocutt, Schovanek, Womble and Battie
      • Mark Adams’ resume:
        • 24 years as a HC in Texas
        • 19 years as a HC in West Texas/Panhandle
        • 7 years as a Texas Tech assistant
        • has appeared in 3 championship games as a coach (2 HC, 1 asst.)
        • Largely supported by former players
        • mastermind behind Tech’s defense
      • Portland State HC Barrett Peery hired as associate head coach
      • Possible Assistants
        • SPC HC Steve Green rumored to be coming on as analyst/consultant 
    • Roster Updated
      • MSS – out – could come back? His dad tweeted that MSS was in Lubbock
      • Edwards – out – THEN CAME BACK after the Adams news
      • Peavy – out
      • KMAC – staying (affirmed on twitter after Adams hire)
      • Nothing official from McClung, Shannon, Burton, Smith or others
      • Great words from Odiase and Gray on the transition after Smith left – big support of Adams from former players

 

Baseball

 

Tm O Avg OB% Slg% 2B 3B HR Runs; R/gm BB SO SB
TTU .294 (4) .419 (1) .514 (1) 56 (3) 5 (3) 42 (1) 216 (2); 8.3  159 (2) 243 (7) 32 (5)
TCU .294 (4) .415 (2) .480 (2) 53 (4) 11 (1) 32 (4) 224 (1);8.3 165 (1) 224 (5) 47 (1)

 

Tm D ERA bavg H R/ER BB(bb/9) SO (so/9) HR Fld%
TTU 3.95 (6) .230 (3) 191 (2) 116/100; 4.3 106/4.2 243/9.6 19 (4) .972 (5)
TCU 3.38 (2) .214 (1) 187 (1) 107/89; 4 92/3.5 284/10.8 19 (4) .975 (2)

 

  • Interesting Tech stats
    • Monteverde is 6th in Big12 @ 2.03 (was 0.75 before KSU), 0.8 WHIP; oppBA .206, 40IP, .68bb/9, 10.35k/9; is 5-1 on the season after taking first L of the year @ KSU
    • 7th in country in runs (TCU is 3rd)
    • 4th in country in walks earned (TCU 3rd); 6th in OB% (TCU 10th)
    • 4th in double plays turned (TCU T39); 26DP in 26G
    • 6th in HRs (TCU T24)

What We Learned

  • Going Yard
  • Little League update
  • Grilled brussel sprouts – read about a new trick

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