The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2022.04.12

Draft stuff.


Wonder if there’s a reason why this is being posted (we obviously know why)?


Texas Tech will take on Oklahoma in Amarillo, first pitch is at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+ and you can follow on StatBroadcast. Andrew Devine will get the start and has an ERA of 7.00 with a record of 1-1, which is not the worst of the two starting pitchers, Oklahoma’s RHP Braden Carmichael has an ERA of 8.20, but is 2-0 on the year.

Congrats to Andrew Morris who was named the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week for his 7 innings of work over the weekend.


College Football News’ Pete Fuitak predicts the order of finish for the Big 12 and thinks that Texas Tech finishes 9th with a record of 6-6 with 3 more things to know about Texas Tech’s schedule:

Texas Tech Football Schedule What To Know: Get through that first half of the year
The Joey McGuire era gets a warm-up against Murray State to get ready for a home game against Houston, but that’s hardly a sure thing. And then comes the problem.

Those three games in four weeks – at NC State, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State – are wrapped around Texas before getting a break in the middle of the season. A 3-3 start would be great.

The payoff comes with all of those home games in the second half of the season – going to TCU and Iowa State isn’t that bad.

Pro Football Notebook’s Tony Pauline runs down Texas Tech NFL Draft options, including LB Colin Schooler, CB DaMarcus Fields, C Dawson Deaton, WR Erik Ezukanma, LB Riko Jeffers, and OL T.J. Storment. Here’s the scouting report on Ezukanma:

Positives: Large possession receiver with reliable hands. Plays big football, uses his frame to shield away defenders, and takes a pounding yet holds onto the throw. Gets vertical, extends his hands, and snatches the ball out of the air. Adjusts to errant throws and comes away with difficult receptions. Displays solid short-area quickness and works routes.

Negatives: Possesses a limited route tree and really isn’t quick in or out of breaks. Gets upright entering routes. Takes his eyes off the ball, which leads to drops. Lacks deep speed.

Analysis: Ezukanma was a consistent three-year starter for Texas Tech and was the go-to receiver in the offense. He possesses nice size and reliable hands, but he has average speed. Ezukanma has enough ability to line up as a fourth receiver in a timing offense.


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