The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.08.28

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

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Lubbock In The Loop. So this will just be a regular feature on Thursday and Friday before the game, which is to feature our new friends at Lubbock In The Loop. Since Michael and Spencer have hit the big-time Michael won’t have time to do his normal Eats & Bounds post, so if you’re heading into town and you want to know what’s happening, then check out

Countdown to Kickoff. As previously stated, our 23 Personnel Podcast stalwarts have hit the big time and are will be on your radio dial at Talk 1340 3 hours before kickoff each and every game. It’s a 2 hour show so this weekend it will be on from noon until 2:00 p.m. and then you need to be drinking for the last hour until kickoff.

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Peavy Lean. Rivals’ Corey Evans writes that he believes that 4-star forward Micah Peavy is a very heavy lean:

Yes, I do believe that Micah Peavy will ultimately end up at Texas Tech. He has been a perceived, long-time lean to the Red Raiders but more contenders have jumped into the fray as his recruitment has continued. Peavy will visit Lubbock this weekend and then head to Florida and Texas next month. TCU may have the best chance of anyone to pull Peavy away from Texas Tech, but he will still end up choosing Chris Beard’s bunch.

It should also be noted that 5-star point guard Nimari Burnett is set to take a visit to Texas Tech on the weekend of October 19th. Nimari will also visit Michigan, Louisville, Oregon, and Alabama with Texas Tech receiving the last visit.

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Coleman’s Switch. A-J Media’s Don Williams writes about the position switch for Doug Coleman from cornerback to safety:

“I feel great,” Coleman said. “I just feel I’m playing center field in high school, so me being able to track the ball in the back end and me seeing everything all at once allows me to make plays.”

Coleman has been a part-time starter throughout his Tech career, starting three games as a true freshman, four as a sophomore and six last year as a junior. That was all at cornerback or nickel back.

Nutt Predicts Six Wins. CBS 11 has this post about how former Arkansas and Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt thinks Texas Tech can get to six wins this year:

“I think that he is going to inject some things into the program that will breed confidence, and he will work from daylight to exhaustion. It is not easy, but I think that if you study where he has been and the things that he has done at Utah State and elsewhere, he has done an outstanding job,” said Nutt. “I look for big things at Texas Tech. Everybody wants to win yesterday, and it’s not easy, but I think that he can make a push and get to six wins.”

“I know there are some holes, and there are some things to fix,” continued Nutt. “But I really think that the way that they recruited and the way they are going to coach, the enthusiasm and the passion that he will have, you never know, the ball may bounce in their favor.”

I don’t know how to feel about a Houston Nutt endorsement, but here we are.

. RedRaiderSports’ Billy Watson writes about defensive coordinator Keith Patterson and safety Doug Coleman talk about the defense from the open practice from Monday, and here’s a bit from Patterson about what he expects from the defense on Saturday:

“Lining up sound, play physical, swarm the football,” Patterson said, “force turnovers and just play a clean game. It’s our first game of the season obviously, and you got an opponent coming in that’s very well respected. Their entire offense, basically, is returning. They got some really good players. It’s going to be a great tool to measure where we are as a defensive unit.”

Miscellaneous . . . the OC Register’s James H. Williams writes about how Dakota Allen is making the most of his opportunity with the LA Rams . . . . . . . . . . . .

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