The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2023.04.12


Robert Jennings announced that he will be returning to Texas Tech, which is great news. I’m excited to see how Jennings will develop as a sophomore, especially that offensive game. I think he’ll see significantly more minutes because he plays defense, but would love to see some offensive progression. Regardless, I am excited about this.

Baseball split their away series at Stanford, losing last night 6-4, but beating the doors off of the Cardinal, 11-2 (box score). The Red Raiders will be in Norman for a 3-game series starting on Friday night. The Dinger Derby podcast recaps this past week and looks forward to OU.

Did you know that there are just a handful of mascots in Division I that don’t end in “s” with Stanford’s The Cardinal being one of them? Let’s see who can get the rest of them.

Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury will join USC as an offensive analyst an dwill continue to cash checks from the Cardinals.

Grant McCasland announced that he’s hired his strength and conditioning coach, Andrew Wright, who was with McCasland at North Texas since 2018.

“Coach Wright has the unique ability to merge technique, energy and relationships,” McCasland said. “He brings everything together and loves helping our players reach their goals. The best work he does though is investing in our guys as people. He genuinely has a heart to help them maximize their potential on and off the court.”

Red Raider Sports’ Jarrett Ramirez recaps the media session with head coach Joey McGuire, defensive line coach Zarnell Fitch, defensive linemen Dooda Banks, Blake Burris, and Quincy Ledet, Jr. McGuire says that Rayshad Williams is facing a sports hernia issue, which stinks, but maybe good to tackle that now rather than later. Here’s McGuire with an opening statement, but there’s a lot there.

“We’ve had two scrimmages. We have a clinic this Saturday so we’re gonna have three, now two practices. But the two scrimmages we have been really excited about the team. Probably two of the most physical scrimmages that I’ve been a part of, on both sides of the ball. There’s been some good on both sides of the ball so that’s always good to see. And then it’s great to see some young guys having really good springs. The three DBs, the three mid-years, we call them the triplets: (Jordan Sanford), BJ Jordan and Chapman (Lewis), really proud of those guys and they’re going to be great football players. I don’t know exactly when we’ll see if their bodies are ready to play this fall, but really happy with those guys. And then guys like Cam Valdez, Steve Linton, Myles Cole, just scrimmage wise they really showed up. We like where we’re at, this is going to be a good week for us.”


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