The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2022.08.27

Big news day.


I have an open thread going up at 11:00 a.m. this morning for today’s games. There’s a better than zero chance that I won’t be able to watch any football today, but that’s okay. I’d also advise all of you to get the majority of any yardwork done this weekend so that next weekend will be about rest and relaxation. I mowed yesterday after work for that very reason and it’s supposed to rain in the D/FW area this coming week.

Yesterday morning I also created a Twitter thread about all of the various content outlets that are available to us as fans now compared to year’s past. Pretty amazing how much that space has grown. You can check out that thread here.

Texas Tech

Texas Tech and Kirby Hocutt announced that they have agreed to an eight year extension. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Willams has the contract details:

The total base salary over the course of the eight-year agreement is $14,575,343, an average annual value of a little more than $1.82 million. It’s a three-year extension from the contract he signed in 2019 that ran through Aug. 31, 2027, and had an average annual value of about $1.66 million.
The contract starts Sept. 1, begins at $1.639 million in base salary for this coming school year and, with 3 percent annual raises, tops out at $2.015 million in 2029-30. The agreement also includes a monthly auto allowance of $1,500, bonuses and annual $500,000 deposits by the university into a deferred compensation/retirement account.

There’s a lot there regarding the deferred compensation that doesn’t make a ton of difference to me, but it’s there if you want to click over. I think this is good, there’s certainly been more good than bad, but football has been the looming issue in terms of on-field success.


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