Who is the top coach at Texas Tech? Any sport.
Alyssa: Tim Tadlock. He’s the first to take the baseball team to CWS in school history.
Cameron: Tom Stone. Don Flora and Tim Tadlock are half a step behind him. The soccer team was just god awful before he arrived.
Jarret: Really, all the coaches outside the big money sports (football and basketball) are killing it, but I have to give the nod to Tadlock, who has the baseball program positioned to really be a force over the next several seasons.
Joe: Wes Kittley
Zach: Terry Fuller
Who do you have starting at left and right corner, who is your nickel CB?
Cameron: Left: Nigel Bethel Right: Justis Nelson Nickel: Tevin Madison
Jarret: This position could end up being a real strength next season. I'm going to say Justis gets moved to free safety, Nigel starts at one corner, Tevin the other and one of the 2015 signees; Paul Banks or Jamile Johnson to start at nickel. Jah'Shawn Johnson will be heard from, too.
Joe: For the season-opener, Nigel Bethel and Justis Nelson start, but I expect this position to be in flux throughout the year. Tevin Madison is my nickel back to begin with, but that too may change.
Zach: LCB: Justis Nelson, RCB: Nigel Bethel, NCB: Tevin Madison
Give me two reasons to be optimistic about Tech improving on the gridiron next season.
Alyssa: 1. David Gibbs 2. QB with experience no matter who it is
Cameron: Returning four of five starters on the o-line and adding two defensive players who were five-star recruits.
Jarret: 1. Patrick Mahomes. 2. The secondary will be vastly improved. It will be more experienced, more talented, deeper and playing in a better scheme.
Joe: Mahomes in the saddle from the get-go, and a deeper, more experienced defense
Zach: A better defensive line, and Patrick Mahomes
What's your favorite movie or show (Netflix or otherwise) you have watched in the past calendar year?
Alyssa: House of Cards trumps every show I’ve watched. Game of Thrones is up there though.
Cameron: Gran Torino
Jarret: At the movies: The Kingsman. Netflix: Snowpiercer (Be forewarned: this is a brutal, yet thought provoking movie starring Captain America and Ed Harris)
Joe: An American Werewolf in London
Zach: The Sopranos, start to finish
What band or musician is getting the most play on your phone, MP3, (8-track for Joe), etc. right now?
Alyssa: This is cliche but I’m still obsessed with Taylor Swifts new album.
Cameron: The Birds of Night
Jarret: Drunkard music- The Band, specifically "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and Chicago "25 or 6 to 4". When working: Kevin Gates and The Strokes
Joe: Talking Heads
Zach: A lot of classic rock. Steely Dan, Psychedelic Furs, Gary Numan, etc.