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The Morning Stake: August 29th

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 Yesterday, it was tweeted that Jordan Brangers, the player that was previously committed and signed with Texas Tech ended up getting out of that letter of intent and signing with Western Kentucky, is no longer with the Hilltoppers as a result of grades.

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 A-J Media’s Don Williams writes about Eastern Washington and as Kliff Kingsbury noted on the Big 12 teleconference, Eastern Washington can play:

“We’re very aware, obviously,” Kingsbury said Monday on the Big 12 coaches’ teleconference. “We all have relationships with Mike Leach, and Eastern Washington beat them last year at their place starting off the season. We know we’ll need to play our best game. They’re a very talented team. They’ll be coming in here expecting to win.”

 The Spokesman-Review’s Jim Allen writes about the new depth chart for Eastern Washington (as well as some news that starting EWU cornerback Victor Gamboa has been suspended indefinitely). Allen takes a first look at Texas Tech.

 Good story from the Tyler Morning Telegraph on the Cantrell brothers, Cameron is a 2019 commit and Dylan is at Texas Tech:

“He works as hard or harder than anyone I’ve seen,” Cameron said. “In the offseason, whenever he comes home, he’s working out three times a day. Eating, like his diet, is crazy. I don’t even know how to explain it. He’s always working.”

Cantrell has been named to the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list. Expectations for him are high after he bounced back in 2016 from missing the 2015 season with a back injury. Cantrell redshirted that season. Kenny said his son’s determination and resiliency made him proud.

“Just the way he handled that entire injury and coming back from it,” Kenny said. “He really worked and did everything he needed to do to get over it. When it happened, he said ‘OK, what do I have to do to move forward’ and he did it.”

“It was definitely difficult going through that year,” Dylan said. “Just some of those close games you feel like you can contribute and you basically just watch and observe. So I learned a lot about myself and grew as a person that year. I think it was a blessing in disguise now that I can look back on it.”

 Miscellaneous . . . I was on with the good folks at LandGrant Gauntlet to discuss the Arizona State game (I missed on a couple of names, for the Sun Devils, but was in the ballpark), but make sure and check it out . . . LandGrant Gauntlet’s Kyle Sinkbeil has three coaches on the hot seat and as you might expect, Kliff Kingsbury leads the way . . . Heartland College Sports’ Pete Mundo advises you on whether or not to take the over or the under on the Big 12 teams and says to take the under on 5.5 for Texas Tech wins . . .


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