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Texas Tech Football Notebook: Athlon’s Preseason All-Big 12 Teams; Early Win Totals

Being down and uplifted all in one post.

AthlonSports released their preseason All-Big 12 teams and Texas Tech only ended up with 9 players on 4 different teams (which includes specialists) which was good for 8th in the conference. Oklahoma led the way with 18 while Iowa State had 17.

1st Team: OL Dawson Deaton; P Austin McNamara
2nd Team: WR Erik Ezukanma
3rd Team: RB SaRodorick Thompson; DL Tony Bradford; CB DaMarcus Fields
4th Team: OL T.J. Storment; LB Colin Schooler; LB Riko Jeffers

I won’t lie, this isn’t make me feel great about things! Talented players usually equal good teams. I also tend to think that the linebackers are probably underrated and in terms of receivers, I would think that maybe Myles Price would have made a 4th team based off of potential and I probably would have included Marquis Waters at safety. I’d also complain about the other teams but I honestly don’t know a ton about the other Big 12 players at this point of the offseason, maybe in a month or so. Obviously, Oklahoma and Iowa State are at the top of the conference so it makes sense they have the post players on these preseason teams.

I’m going to turn that frown upside down!

Via Kevin McGuire, SportsBettingDimes released their win totals and I found this interesting to say the least (and hopeful):

1.Oklahoma 11.0
2.Iowa State 10.0
3.Oklahoma State 8.0
4.Texas 8.0
5.TCU 6.5
6.Texas Tech 6.5
7.West Virginia 6.0
8.Baylor 5.5
9.Kansas State 5.0
10.Kansas 2.5

This is pretty encouraging, right? I’d like to think that most fans are pretty optimistic and apparently Vegas is as well, but maybe that’s intentional? I don’t know, but I think winning 7 games is the goal right now given what we know, but maybe 6.5 is a bit high for Vegas. I’d guess that most bettors would take the under and most Texas Tech fans would take the over? I think I’d take the over.

RedRaiderSpors’ Ben Golan continues his Q&A with the Texas Tech signees and up next is offensive lineman Jack Tucker:

What are your goals for your freshman season, and overall in your Tech career?
“My goals for my freshman season are to just improve as much as possible to the point where as my career goes on I can play in the NFL.”

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