The Morning Stake: December 7th


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 There’s nothing more confusing to me that baseball recruiting. Don’t get me wrong, I get “it”, recruit the best players, but recruiting players who could turn to the MLB and may not ever show up at your program has got to make your head spin as a coach. Nevertheless, coach Tim Tadlock does it again:

“For our program to be in position to get these guys to campus is a testament to our coaching staff, our academic staff led by Felicia Martin, and our administration. We are fortunate to have who I know is one the hardest working recruiting coordinators in the country in J-Bob Thomas and a pitching coach in Ray Hayward who is one of the more respected men in all of baseball. Matt Gardner and Joseph Hughes are also two people who have helped bring this class together, who bring a lot to the table every day.”


The ESPN Big 12 Blog Bros released their All-Big 12 first team and no Red Raiders made the list. Additionally, QB Patrick Mahomes and Jonathan Giles were named to the AP All-Big 12 second team and Mahomes, Giles and Clayton Hatfield were named to ESPN’s All-Big 12 2nd team.

Speaking of Mahomes, SI ranks the eligible players for the NFL Draft and they have Mahomes at #37 overall and I think that’s the thing about Mahomes is that there’s a pretty wide range for Mahomes I think, but it only takes on team.

Congrats to Baylor as they hired Temple’s Matt Ruhle as the new head coach. The other rumor is that Mike Gundy turned down a 10 year deal for $60 million from Baylor and Oregon is hot on Gundy’s tail. I think the Ruhle hire is good for Baylor and it will be interesting to watch if and how he changes the offense because he’s more of a pro-style offense and not so much a spread offense. You know, fullbacks and tight ends and stuff. And his offensive coordinator at Temple is Glenn Thomas, a Texas Tech graduate.

And get this, Gridiron Now is throwing out offensive coordinator Eric Morris as a potential option as OC at LSU.

In other Big 12 news, the surveillance tape of Joe Mixon will be released, as ruled by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Seems like OU, Mixon and those involved should have released the tape when it happened, like the Nigel Bethel situation.

LAJ’s Don Williams spoke with newest commit safety Vaughnte Dorsey, who said that he was recently offered by Arizona State, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Mississippi and Kansas and Dorsey’s head coach talked about the type of player he is:

Mississippi Gulf Coast coach Chad Huff described Dorsey as “the quarterback of our defense” with the versatility to play more than one role in the Bulldogs’ 3-3 stack. Huff said Dorsey patroled the deep middle at safety, but played in the box and defended the run “depending on what teams were doing that week.”

“He was versatile enough to do both and smart enough to do both,” Huff said. “He did a lot of everything for us. … He brings a lot to the table. I can’t say enough about him and what he’s been for Gulf Coast.”

Miscellaneous . . . Did you know that Taylor Potts does a weekly podcast? Me neither, but he does one called Five Wide Podcast and they actually do this each week. Maybe leave a comment and let them know that you’re from Staking The Plains . . . ESPN’s Max Olson has a season in review for Texas Tech . . . Double-T 97.3’s Chris Level and Aaron Dickens talked with QB commit McLane Carter . . .

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