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Matador Mailbag 5.8.17

Lauren answers your Tech questions.

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Arizona State Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Pretty sure dude is still committed to Texas Tech, last time I checked. Mitchell is also the third former Hawkeye to transfer to Texas Tech ... so Wreck’em!

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‎Posted by Viva The Matadors on‎ יום שלישי 6 יוני 2017

Over! And the only reason why I say this is not because I believe in this team, but because I believe Kliff wants to save his job. I mean, who doesn’t? That might sound counter intuitive but that is all I have to justify my answer. I highly doubt he wants to go back to being a coordinator after getting a taste as a head coach in the Big 12.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I know it might not be a sexy position but look at the trenches, specifically the o-line. These three-star signees, Anderson, Dawson Deaton, Will Farrar, and JUCO signee Jacob Hines have been participating in spring practices and look to make a splash. I am looking to them to be hidden gems in this 2017 season. Or two defensive JUCOs, Vaughnte Dorsey and Octavius Morgan could make a big impact. Again two positions that aren’t usually featured in the highlight real, but both positions could drastically change the outcome of games more than a flashy WR. Count on it.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recruiting. Period. “Hey, we have NFL connections. We can hook you up, so play for us!” Shaking hands and kissing babies scenario.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Again, it’s a long shot but we have some JUCOs and decent players who could make an impact. Miracles can happen, especially on the gridiron, take A&M for example. I ate my words when they wen to the SEC. Damn you, Johnny.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Again, we can only talk in hypotheticals. I wish I was a coach on the team and could honestly answer your question; however, Kirby has not called me up. If I were to guess, it is a mix of the coaching staff and where the Big 12 sits currently in terms of national exposure. The conference is hurting. Young bloods want to go pro, they don’t think realistically. So of course their loyalty only runs so deep with a struggling football program.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Answered your questions, Michael. See above. ;)

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‎Posted by Viva The Matadors on‎ יום שלישי 6 יוני 2017

Until we build for the future by investing in a powerhouse sports program, the misery will never end. It takes a solid coaching staff, wins and that swagger mentality that doesn’t waiver. You would think Tim Tadlock and Kliff Kingsbury had that vibe down pact, apparently not. It is a tradition that is bread through generations of Texas Tech athletes. And if you are a true fan, it’s not misery, it’s being a dedicated fan. Yes, it’s personal but don’t jump off our wagon just yet, J.C.