The Morning Stake: Kingsbury Stays Out of the Limelight

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has intentionally stayed out of the spotlight this spring and summer.

Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.


Athlon’s Big 12 All-Conference Team. Athlon Sports has their Big 12 All-Conference teams, going four deep.

First Team: Le’Raven Clark and Pete Robertson
Second Team: DeAndre Washington and Jakeem Grant (IR)
Third Team: Branden Jackson, Taylor Symmank and Jakeem Grant (KR)
Fourth Team: Patrick Mahomes, Devin Lauderdale, Jared Kaster, Alfredo Morales, Micah Awe and Nigel Bethel III

Out of the Limelight. DMN’s Chuck Carlton writes that the offseason for Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been intentionally quiet. I don’t think this is anything necessarily new for us, but maybe for others. In any event, Kingsbury said that he and the team are just working:

“We’re just grinding,” Kingsbury said. “None of us were happy with the way things worked out. It’s kind of a decision with the way things went last year. We want a workmanlike attitude.”

Kingsbury also said that he’s hoping that the offseason changes that have been made benefit the team moving forward:

“It’s one of those offseasons that we definitely took a closer look at what we’re doing as a program and we’ve addressed it,” Kingsbury said. “After the spring, I was very encouraged. I can’t wait to get to fall camp and see how we’ve improved.”

Miscellaneous. LAJ’s Don Williams writes about the potential of an early signing period, which looks like it is going to happen . . . Wreck’Em 24/7’s Michael Labarre has his Possible Red Raiders and the site continues to have auto-play video, so be forewarned . . .

Track and Field

Congrats! Congrats to Montene Speight, who became the first Texas Tech student-athlete to win the NCAA Elite 89 Award, which goes to a student-athlete who has achieved the highest level both academically and athletically!

And a second congrats goes to Cierra White, who finished 7th in the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the 200m dash!


Gutierrez Named Gold Glove Recipient. Congrats to Eric Gutierrez, who was named the ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Team!

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