The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2022.01.09

Stretching my legs.

I don’t know if you want to hear about my Saturday, but you are anyway. And as an aside, it was great. I do the gratitude journal that everyone else does and was so thankful that I got to watch all of this.

On Saturday morning, Youssouf had 2 basketball games in Duncanville starting around 9:00 a.m., where I happened to see former Texas Ranger Michael Young watching his 13-or-so year old son play some hoops. I did not say anything to Young, the man was trying to enjoy his coffee and watch some basketball. We headed home and then Youssouf had a soccer game in Terrell at 4:00 p.m. and another basketball at 5:45 p.m. with Fitsum having a 1-mile run in Southlake that starts at 6:00 p.m. My wife and I split up, my wife is taking Yoyo and I’m taking Fits, which is quite the haul from Kaufman. With the race done, we grab dinner and then get some gas, I think we got home around 8:30.

So, the question is if I’ve had time to watch Saturday night’s game and the answer is “no”.

My thoughts on losing a game to the Sooners? Well, with two starters not playing and Texas Tech is a team that a team that utilizes a short bench, it’s a tall task. Now make those two starters your rim protector and your most consistent outside shooter and I’m shocked that Texas Tech was able to take Oklahoma to overtime. I’m nervous as hell about starting 0-3 in the Big 12. It’s not advisable obviously, but there is plenty of time. Texas Tech needs some people to get healthy first and foremost, hopefully that starts in Ames on Tuesday.

Joey McGuire could motivate me to mop or vacuum or clean toilets.

I feel like we haven’t talked in a hot minute and since then Texas Tech has received a commitment from Deandrae McCray (5-10/170), a speedy inside receiver from Austin Peay. Also, Western Kentucky offensive lineman Rusty Staats (6-5/265) will get a long look at center. Additionally, defensive lineman Quincy Ledet (6-3/270) from Louisiana-Monroe will join the team as will CJ Baskerville (6-2/180) from San Diego. McGuire said he would be selective in the portal and that’s pretty much what’s happening.

KyeRon Lindsay made it official and signed with Texas Tech yesterday and that’s the reason you keep an open roster spot in the day and age of transfer portals.

Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams has announced the signing of KyeRon Lindsay to an Athletic Scholarship Agreement. A transfer from the University of Georgia, Lindsay will join the Red Raider program this semester but will not be eligible to play until the 2023-24 season.

“We are excited to add KyeRon to our program,” Adams said. “He is a very talented scorer and rebounder who we think will be able to add a lot to our team next season. He’ll be able to join us soon and become a big part of our program this season. I’m looking forward to seeing him compete with our guys during practice this season and what he’ll bring to our team next year.”

I have never been happier that I don’t have to cover the Chris Beard situation, meaning that I am essentially on the sidelines and don’t have to care about a coach at another program. I care about the human aspect of the situation, but this isn’t my beat and I don’t revel in that this is happening to Beard or UT. The only thing that I noted was that according to Beard’s attorney, which I realize to take with a grain of salt, is that UT athletic director Chris DelConte was allegedly telling Beard that the incident was no problem and he’d be back coaching sooner than later, while the administration had a completely different take on the situation, which is that Beard was not appreciating the gravity of the situation. If the administration’s thoughts on Beard were as stated previously then the administration would presumedly have felt the same way about DelConte who was allegedly ready to take Beard back after things blew over.

It’s the National Championship tonight with Georgia and TCU set to play the last college football game of the 2022-23 season. The game set for kick-off at 6:30 p.m. and airing on ESPN.

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