Weekend Open Thread | 2022.06.18

Enjoy the wknd!

I know I forgot to mention or reference the recent two transfers into the football program. Arkansas State defensive lineman Vidal Scott announced signing with Texas Tech:

“As we crept closer to summer workouts, we knew we wanted to add another experienced piece to our defensive line and we found just that in Vidal,” McGuire said. “Vidal will be a great addition to our defensive line room with his experience and his ability to impact the game up the middle. We look forward to him joining our team in the coming weeks.”

Scott appeared in 23 games with 16 starts over his two seasons at Arkansas State where he combined to make 42 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He put together his best season with the Red Wolves this past fall as he totaled 24 tackles, six more than his debut in 2020, which also featured a pass breakup.

Wyoming defensive back Keyon Blankenbaker also signed with Texas Tech yesterday:

“Keyon will add another veteran presence to our secondary, giving us even more depth in a room I felt was really strong this spring,” McGuire said. “Keyon is a talented defensive back that can play multiple positions for us, namely at our Star spot. We look forward to him arriving to Lubbock in the coming week to join our football family.”

In Blankenbaker’s 10 starts over 11 games in 2021, he recorded 33 tackles, including 24 solo stops. The incoming sixth-year back was responsible for one of Wyoming’s 10 interceptions last season – he returned his first career INT 50 yards for a touchdown from the nickelback position in a contest versus Ball State on Sept. 18. The following week, he led the team with seven tackles, six solo, on the road at UConn.

Ebbets Field Flannels announced the production of the 1956 Texas Tech baseball cap and just the story in the description is great.

History: The Red Raiders baseball team fielded their first squad in 1926 and played just 3 more seasons before not having a team return to the diamond until 1954 when they were coached by legendary Tennessee and NFL running back, Beattie Feathers. Feathers has the distinction of being the first running back in NFL history to break the 1,000 yard rushing mark when he did so in his rookie season of 1934. Feathers coached the Red Raiders baseball team from 1954 – 1960.

This is your open thread for the weekend (unless something comes up)! Have a great weekend everyone!


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