The Morning Stake: February 9th

Campus Photos

Totally Texas Tech has some new campus photos of the new Sports Performance Center and the new turf installation at Jones AT&T Stadium.


Lady Raider Basketball


Go get it.

Pretty cool to see Patrick Mahomes explain his favorite third down play:

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ESPN’s Max Olson ranks the Big 12 running back groups and has Texas Tech at 9th overall:

9. Texas Tech: Da’Leon Ward came on late in the season as a true freshman, which was encouraging, but here’s the problem: Ward, Demarcus Felton and Justin Stockton combined to average 78 rushing yards per game last year. This offense needs much more from them going forward, and perhaps junior college transfer Desmond Nisby can become the power back the Red Raiders lack.

Fox8Live has the latest on the “boycott” by Louisiana high school coaches for LSU not retaining Jabbar Juluke as the running back coach and then being hired by Texas Tech. Maybe that boycott won’t really happen, but I’d still guess that these high school coaches aren’t happy:

“I think all options are always on the table any time you’re dealing with such a sensitive issue but again, this is about the kids,”Brown said. “This isn’t about us as coaches. This is about having kids who want to play at LSU who want to be an LSU Tiger, and if I have a student-athlete who tells me ‘I want to be an LSU Tiger’, coach Brice Brown will not be the guy to tell him that he cannot go.”

It was announced yesterday that Texas Tech and the Dallas Cowboys would hold a joint press conference to announce the spring game at The Star in Frisco on April 1st. However, this is a bit misleading as Texas Tech still intends on holding the Midland scrimmage and the Saturday before and on April 8th there will be the spring game in Lubbock. David Collier said that the game at The Star would be televised.

Miscellaneous . . .

  • The Big 12 announced that they would withhold 25% revenue until such time that a third party could confirm that Baylor is complying with what the Big 12 deems as being required changes to their procedures in regards to how Baylor has previously handled their sexual assault issues. I mentioned last week that now the Big 12 has some evidence with the text messages released last week. That was always the key for things to start moving forward. As for the Big 12’s measures, the money will simply be held in trust until Baylor complies and as a result this is a fairly minor deal. CBS Sports notes that Baylor could be up for early review by the Souther Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • RRS’s Drew Kohnle looks at the three Texas Tech commits for the 2018 class, the coaching changes as well as what he projects for the 2018 class, which he also has between 17 and 22. Oh, and there are also some basketball recruiting notes there as well.
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