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The Morning Stake | 2022.11.09



Dallas Morning News has the DFW area preseason team and Texas Tech commit (and should be signee today) Drew Steffe makes the first team:

A four-star Texas Tech pledge, Steffe led Memorial to unprecedented heights as a junior. Memorial went 33-3 and advanced to the 5A Region II finals for the first time in program history as Steffe, a 6-5 guard, averaged 16.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in the regular season. A gifted shooter with some bounce, Steffe, 6-5, is the state’s 16th-ranked recruit in the class of 2023, per 247, and chose the Red Raiders over Xavier, Saint Louis, Auburn and others.


David Campbell’s Texas Football’s Mike Craven goes behind the scenes and follows Joey McGuire around as Texas Tech prepared for Baylor. A real quality read and definitely worth your time.

Red Raider Sports’ Brandon Soliz writes about the pending quarterback competition between Tyler Shough and Donovan Smith, both spoke with the media yesterday. Personally, I think that Shough will start and Smith will mix-in like he normally does.

JayhawkSlant’s Jon Kirby has the quotes from the media availability with offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki who previews Texas Tech:

Kotelnicki: Their front again, is really impressive. I know I said that last week and I’ve said that a lot of weeks. But guys, their front is good. They’re multiple. They run around, they’re long, they’re physical. They’re definitely going to pass the eyeball test. They’re disruptive. Again, I literally, I think I said this last week about Oklahoma State, about as disruptive a group as you’ve seen on film. You can say that about Texas Tech. They’re definitely defensively speaking, in the upper echelon, I would say, of the defenses that I think that we’re going to face, I believe, at least at this point.

But they are multiple. They do a good job. They play hard. They do a lot of things that I think if I were a coach, to receive compliments about how hard people play, they know what they’re doing, that’s what I would say about them.

And speaking of that Kansas offense, Red Raider Sports’ Justin Apodaca writes about the Jayhawks’ offense:

With Kansas set to roll in Texas Tech is set to for a motion-filled Jayhawk offense with Jason Bean at the helm.

“He’s really fast guy,” Taylor-Demerson said about Bean. “When he’s on the spot, he’s a good quarterback, but if we can get him off his spot, that will be our advantage right there.”

Rabbit also spoke about the Kansas receiver Luke Grimm and what he brings to the table this weekend.

“They’ve got some really good players, they’ve got really good 50/50 receivers,” Taylor-Demerson said. “They’ve got a veteran receiver in number 11; I’ve played against him since I’ve been here.”


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