The Morning Stake: November 17th


Lady Raider Basketball


original-double-t RRS’s Will Mckay has some thoughts after the Red and Black series, including some projections as to who he thinks will man some of the positions that are vacated after players sign with the MLB and graduation. The player that I’m probably most intrigued about is Connor Beck, the outfielder who was previously played for TCU, ran into some trouble off the field (I think it was a DWI) and appears to be a significant player for one of the outfield spots. Lots of detail there.

Red Raider Basketball

original-double-t Well, this was completely under the radar for me as I had no idea that Josh Webster was even being looked at, but here we are. South Plains point guard Josh Webster (6’3″/180) has signed with Texas Tech and is now the second South Plains player signing with the Red Raiders, the other being JUCO shooting guard Jordan Brangers. Webster averages about 11 points a game 10 assists and 2 turnovers a game for South Plains.

original-double-t Speaking of Jordan Brangers, RRS’s Drew Kohnle talked with Brangers aboutu his signing with Texas Tech and how he’s glad to have the process over:

“It’s a crazy feeling. I’ve been to a lot of schools throughout my basketball career, and I wasn’t sure where I was going to end up. God blessed me with the opportunity to be at South Plains College, which is one of the best basketball colleges in the country. I had the opportunity to go to Texas Tech, and I took advantage of it.”


original-double-tInsdie The Pylon has a terrific article about the sometimes sloppy play and tantalizing skill of Patrick Mahomes and compares Mahomes to Zinedine Zidane, the soccer star, of all people. This is excellent in looking at all of Mahomes flaws, but his incredible potential too and the conclusion is that the potential of Mahomes is maybe too much for a GM to pass up.

original-double-t Texas Tech has offered McLane Carter (6-3/220) (I will guarantee that I will call him Carter McLane and some point if given enough time), a quarterback from Tyler J.C. Before you think that this absolutely has something to do with Patrick Mahomes, it certainly might, but it also might not. Carter completed 58% of his passes for 358 yards a game, for 9.7 yards per attempt, 30 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Carter was a quarterback that was offered a scholarship spot the one year that Texas Tech didn’t take a quarterback, and before that, played at Gilmer. And he’s a lefty. Carter would have 3 years to play and he’s a December graduate, meaning he would be on the team in December if he chose Texas Tech. As of right now, Carter only has offers from Old Dominion, UMass, Murray State, Northern Colorado and Southern Miss. If you’d like to check out highlights, here you go.

original-double-t Huddle up with Kliff Kingsbury.

original-double-t Miscellaneous . . . this is cute, via Texas Tech Today, a member of the Goin’ Band, Austin West, asked his girlfriend to marry him on the field during the Texas game . . . Sports Spotlight’s David Ubben has this week’s Big 12 picks, including a Texas Tech win . . . Land Grant Gauntlet’s Patrick Mayhorn has what he learned from the Big 12 in week 11 . . . Land Grant Gauntlet’s Chris Ross has some thoughts on the Big 12 in week 11 . . . LAJ’s Krista Pirtle has a look at the Iowa State running backs . . .

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