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The Morning Stake: June 23rd

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Yet Another National Championship

  Via KCBD, the Texas Tech Rodeo won a national title in team roping and finishing 6th in the nation with first year head coach Stetson Corman:

After winning a national title in year one, coach Corman says he is excited for what’s to come in year two.

“I am excited, I am excited to see where the program is headed. I saw some of my ideas come out and some of them work. I see where we are headed, and I am excited about that. I think we all are out here at the equestrian center,” Corman said.

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Dakota Allen played at EMCC last year and this is where the documentary, Last Chance U, is filmed. Allen is in a snippet of this, as well as his mugshot and as noted below, begins July 21st.

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Texas Football’s Brady Keane is running down the top 50 college players in Texas and has Nic Shimonek at #15:

Shimonek (6-3, 220 lbs.) is a true gunslinger, and his talent appears to be a good fit for what Texas Tech is going to do offensively. He won’t be able to replace the electrifying ability Mahomes had — Shimonek is not as mobile and is more of a pocket passer. But in his limited action last season, he took care of the ball while making good decisions and was efficient moving down the field, which is what the Red Raiders need heading into the fall.

Star Telegram’s Kevin Lonnquist writes about 2018 Texas Tech commit, quarterback Alan Bowman, who discussed not being offered at all to having a slew of offers:

Bowman then went on the summer camp tour. He started with Baylor on June 4 and then moved on to Lubbock on June 10. That’s when it all changed.

“[Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric] Morris saw me in the spring of 2016 and liked what he saw, but wanted to see more in the offseason,” Bowman said. “When he came back to see my film this year, he said he saw a totally different quarterback.

“I got a chance to spend some time with [Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury] at the camp. They took the top five prospects into a different area. Then I watched film with Coach Kingsbury. He showed six to seven plays against Oklahoma last year. We ran four of those plays exactly like they do.”


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