The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: July 29th

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Your (belated) daily dose of all things Texas Tech, including more all-academic honors, QB’s praising QB’s, and the sad plight of brick walls in today’s society.

Track & Field

LONG DISTANCE, LONG ACRONYMS.  8 Red Raiders have earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Kudos and congrats!


LONG DRIVES, MORE REASONABLY SIZED ACRONYMS. The men’s golf team has garnered All-Academic Team honors, this time from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCCA). Texas Tech has had a player on this list for 4 consecutive years.


A VERY PARTICULAR SET OF SKILLS. Brock Huard of ESPN says Patrick Mahomes is the most “physically gifted QB” currently playing in College football. CONTENT WARNING: If you click on the video, be aware that Paul Finebaum’s face appears. This can be jarring in the early morning.

DO THE HAKA (MUSIC PLAYS). Your favorite large Red Raider and mine, Breiden Fehoko, has been named to the Polynesian Player of the Year Watch List. While only in its third year of existence, there is no doubt in my mind that this will have the best awards ceremony in all of sports.

BUSINESS IS BOOMING. The construction industry is being kept busy due to all of the walls Rusty Whitt has caused people to run through. Robert Giovannetti has an interview with the new S&C coach, complete with an assist from Journey.

When asked about players that stand out, Coach Whitt immediate mentions Cam Batson. How interesting. (/ends shamless self promotion).

TALK AMONGST…YOURSELF? Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated hosts a Q&A with himself to explore the challenges facing Big 12 expansion.

THANK YOU, BASED LOGIC. The College Football Playoff is sticking to Saturdays & holidays, and Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel catches you up on the implications. There will still be some New Years Eve games, but thank goodness they abandoned the whole “redefining the paradigm” business. 

WE NEVER DID DISCUSS THAT SUIT. Clips keep trickling out from Kliff’s time in the car wash, including this one from Highly Questionable. 1) Kliff destroys the three-piece gray a la Connery in Goldfinger, but doesn’t shy away from color which elevates his ensembles. 2) It’s really interesting to hear Kliff talk about conflict resolution, particularly in terms of what his time was like with Manziel. 


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