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It has been fourteen years since Texas Tech to beat Texas in Lubbock, and this game made it worth the wait. Albie and Jeramey sit down to cover the incredible nature of this emotional rollercoaster and how Texas was able to squander their 98% win probability with Bijan Robinson's first fumble of his career.
Texas Tech returns home this weekend to open conference play against in-conference opponent, Texas, with hopes of getting back on track after a tough loss in Raleigh. The last time the Red Raiders beat Texas was in 2008. Will Coach McGuire be able to break the mold in his first year as head coach and give Texas a royal send off to the SEC? Albie and Dylan discuss.
The crew is heading down east to Raleigh, North Carolina! Albie and Dylan look at this ranked NC State Wolfpack with critical eyes and wonder, can Joey McGuire beat Top 25 ranked opponents in back to back weeks? It hasn't been done since 2008.
An alumna of Texas Tech Women's basketball, Zuri Sanders, has been increasingly vocal on social media regarding stereotypes and aggressions in collegiate athletics. We had to get her on to the pod to help us understand one of the more difficult elements of being a woman in sports: body positivity.
After a great week 1, the Red Raiders now test their chops against a top 25 Houston Cougar team that Tech has had recent success against. Albie previews the game and takes a look into whether or not Houston is as fearsome as they seem.
Texas Tech Volleyball is 6-0! Jeramey wrangles Kenzie from the high of her team advancing to the WNBA Finals and redirects it towards the stunning performance of Coach Graystone's volleyball team hot off a strong performance in Athens, GA. Ahead lies a dangerous tournament in Houston against Texas A&M-CC, Brown, and Rice. Does this team have what it takes to reach 9-0?
Texas Tech boat raced the Racers in Lubbock, capping off Coach McGuire's inaugural game as Head Coach with a 63-10 victory. Albie and Jeramey get together to talk about the impact of the Shough injury, the strengths and weaknesses of each side, and what this could spell for the remaining non-conference games.
Week One! Texas Tech kicks off the 2022 season against the Murray State Racers in Lubbock. Albie, Dylan, and Jeramey gather together for this inaugural blessing of the Fall and talk about what we're really looking for in - what should be - an extended practice with pads.
Texas Tech remains Top-20 in the 2023 recruiting rankings and a large piece of that is four-star commit Jordan Sanford from Arlington, Texas. Sanford talks about the growing appeal of Texas Tech for defensive players, the importance of learning under Marcel Yates, and the impact he's looking to make in the 806.
After reviewing the facts, figures, and opinions of our friends across the conference it is finally time to sprinkle our branded-level of realism for this upcoming season. Does Coach McGuire have what it takes at the collegiate level to irk out a bowl appearance? Is the offensive line really that bad? Are we going to be looking at the best Texas Tech defense in a decade? That and more from the law firm of Albie Shore, Dylan, and Jeramey.
Kickoff is now only ten days away and if there's one thing Texas Tech fans are coming around to it's defense. We brought on RedRaiderSports' Ben Golan to get us excited for a DeRuyter led defense in an ever changing Big 12 horizon.
Kickoff is just twelve days away, and we're looking at this season with eagerness. We bring on RedRaiderSports' Chris Level to talk about the strengths of this years' offense under the guru, Zach Kittley, and which positions are ready to make the difference.
To round out the last of the Big 12 teams, Albie invites on the illustrious Brandon Phoenix of the Raspy Voice Kids Podcast to talk about whether or not this is "the most important season of West Virginia Football." Stay tuned to learn about the weapons that the Mountaineers are bringing into 2022.
On the horizon of the new Big 12, TCU has taken steps to rustle the Texas Tech hive into a deeper rivalry - but do the Horned Frogs have the power to back it up? Albie brings on Parker, more recognized as StatsOWar, to talk about this year's TCU team and what we can expect when Tech travels to Amon G Carter in November.
We continue our Big 12 team previews by connecting with Kyle Carpenter of the Longhorn Republic Podcast to talk about the most reviled - I mean recognized - brand in the land. Texas was left out of the preseason Top 25 for the first time in a while; will they have the components to crawl back in? Tune in to find out.
We're poppin' bottles again ahead of the fall semester! This time talking about the impressive NIL deal for the Lady Raiders (shout out Level 13), why Air B&Bs are trash, and the importance of the phrase "win or lose, we booze" for Red Raider fans this year.
Oklahoma State was close to their first playoff berth last season behind a suffocating defense and a productive rushing attack. Looking at this season, eight of their defensive starters are gone (along with their coordinator) as well as their top rusher, receiver, and offensive linemen. We connected with Phillip of the Ten12 Network and the SB Nation site, Cowboys Ride For Free, to get his take on where Oklahoma State stands in 2022.
With a new coaching staff, new QB and the craziest offseason the school has had in a long time, where does Oklahoma go from here? Kory from Big 12 Country comes on the podcast to let us know whether or not the Sooners will hit the ground running in the Venables era.
On this very special episode Jeramey and Albie get together with Pick Six Previews founder, Heisman voter, and big Joey McGuire fan Brett Ciancia to talk about his 2022 edition of the College Preview. Brett is one of the most accurate previewers in the country and we get his insight on the present and future of Texas Tech football.
Ever present but under-valued, Kansas State locks in a lot of tremendous talent over the offseason and check-in the top 5 of the Big 12 preseason rankings. We bring on Kansas State's Minister of Culture, Scott (of the Boscoe's Boys Podcast), to help us better understand the rising expectations of Wildcat fans to earn their Big 12 title.
Oh, Kansas. Ever the frog and never the princess. Albie links up with Ten12's and Rock Chalk Pod's Andy Mitts to discuss what tangible steps Kansas Football is taking towards a brighter future. While Lance Leipold remains at the helm, anything is possible.
Where does Iowa State go after one of the greatest classes in program history leaves? We find out with the help of Ten 12 Podcast & Cyclone Family Pod's very own Jamie Steyer Johnson. Jamie gives us her expectations from this season & what else to expect.
After one of the wildest days on Texas Tech twitter we've seen, Albie & Dylan opened up their beers, had a conversation and pressed record. If you want to know the origin and how deep this chapter of the TCU-TTU beef goes, this is the episode for you!
Happy Fourth of July! On this episode Jeramey catches up with Matt Mooney to talk about his camp, The Basketball Tournament, and what it means to be etched in Texas Tech Legend. Matt has partnered with Communities In Schools of West Texas, which is an organization that builds relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life. To sponsor children and support the camp go to mattmooney.net.
Albie and Jeramey bring on a member of the best recruiting class in Texas Tech football history, Bradley Marquez, to talk shop. Listen in to hear more about Bradley's time at Tech, in the League, and his thoughts on new Head Coach Joey McGuire.
In the first installment of Tortillas & Takes' Happy Half Hour (or our off-season buffer episodes) Albie, Kenzie, Jeramey, and Canada-bound Dylan get together over some beverages to talk about the not so serious elements of podcaster livelihoods.
Texas Tech Baseball wasn't always a perennial favorite. Jeramey sits down with Tech Baseball alum and new voice on Double T 97.3, Mike "Gus" Gustafson to talk about the rise of the university on the South Plains and what the new Big 12 spells for Texas Tech Baseball.
Jeramey and Dylan are joined by the managing editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine, Greg Tepper, to discuss Coach Joey McGuire's inclusion on this year's magazine cover and the blossoming relationship between Coach McGuire and Texas Tech.
Texas Tech is pulled into the Statesboro Regional alongside Notre Dame, Georgia Southern, and UNC Greensboro. Do the Red Raiders have what it takes to make it out? Or will pitching woes and season exhaustion get the better of this studded team? Albie and David examine the possibilities.