The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2022.12.09



Texas Tech announced that they’ve sold out their allotment of 6,000 tickets, including the 400 tickets for students. You can still apparently acquire tickets you can go to the Texas Bowl website.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football announced their All-Texas College Team and Tyree Wilson was named the best defensive lineman and made the first team along with punter Austin McNamara. Linebacker Krishon Merriweather and safety Marquis Waters made the second team.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams has a follow up on the AJ’s open-records request to receive the correspondence between the Big 12 and Texas Tech regarding the correspondence between Texas Tech (Kirby Hocutt and Joey McGuire) and the Big 12 regarding rules interpretations from TCU’s 34-24 win over Texas Tech. The follow-up is that the Big 12 has now joined Texas Tech to request that the Attorney General permit that information not to be released because it is confidential. Just reading the portions of the statutes quoted by the Big 12 and Texas Tech, this sounds like a terrible argument for them, this ain’t high-level confidential shit, it’s football. That’s not exactly legal analysis, but Texas Tech and the Big 12 sure are making a big deal out of transparency.

If you’re into schadenfreude here’s CBS Sports’ Shehan Jeyarajah with the winners and losers this season in college football and TAMU is the first listed of the losers:

Texas A&M: The Aggies aren’t just the biggest loser of 2022; rather, they rank as one of the most disappointing teams in modern college football history. Texas A&M came into the season ranked No. 6 in the Preseason AP Top 25, but became the first squad since 2010 to go from the top six to missing a bowl game. The program had not missed a bowl game in any season since 2008, but picked the season after reeling in the No. 1 recruiting class of all time to hit the new low. There are a few bright spots. Quarterback Conner Weigman showed some intriguing tools in solid performances against then-No. 5 LSU. The disappointing season also means Fisher is likely to give up play calling duties for the first time in his career. Still, 2022 will be a black mark on a program that seemed to be on the upswing.

I didn’t want to wait until I did the 7 Points preview for Ole Miss, so here are the grades from the Oklahoma game. Cornerbacks and safeties get the only relative low marks as well as offensive line and defensive coordinating.

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