Special Report: More Attrition at Texas Tech

Receiver Tony Brown announced via Twitter on Thursday he's transferring from Texas Tech. Brown is the third receiver with eligibility remaining to leave the program this offseason as Ian Sadler was forced to retire due to injures and Jonathan Giles announced back in April he was transferring.

Texas Tech is down to just 11 signees from 20 in the 2015 recruiting class with Tony Brown's announcement. 

The Red Raiders have just 16 players remaining from 46 signed in the 2014 and 2015 classes. That is a player retention rate, no matter the reason (junior college player exhausts eligibility, injury, trouble with the law, grades, drugs or players simply leaving for whatever reason), of 34.7%. That is last in the Big 12 by wide margin. 

To put those numbers in perspective here is how Tech stacks up against the rest of the Big 12:

Here's a list of percentages representing how much each program has retained from their respective 2014 and 2015 classes:

  • UT: 73%
  • TCU: 71%
  • BU: 68%
  • WVU: 57%
  • OKST: 57%
  • K-State: 57%
  • OU: 56%
  • KU: 52%
  • ISU: 49%
  • Tech: 35%

Here are the actual numbers for each team:

1. Texas

2014: Signed 23, 16 still on the roster

2015: Signed 28, 21 still on the roster

+/-: UT has 21 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

2. TCU

2014: Signed 25, 14 still on the roster

2015: Signed 23, 20 still on the roster

+/-: TCU has 18 more players (double the amount) on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

3. Baylor

2014: Signed 25, 15 still on the roster

2015: Signed 19, 15 still on the roster

+/-: BU has 14 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

4. (tie) Oklahoma State

2014: Signed 28, 15 still on the roster

2015: Signed 21, 13 still on the roster

+/-: OSU has 12 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

4. (tie) Kansas State

2014: Signed 25, 11 still on the roster

2015: Signed 24, 17 still on the roster

+/-: K-State has 12 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

6. West Virginia

2014: Signed 23, 7 still on the roster

2015: Signed 21, 18 still on the roster

+/-: WVU has 9 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

7. Oklahoma

2014: Signed 27, 12 still on the roster

2015: Signed 28, 19 still on the roster

+/-: OU has 15 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

8. Kansas

2014: Signed 23, 9 still on the roster

2015: Signed 29, 18 still on the roster

+/-: KU has 11 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

9. Iowa State

2014: Signed 25, 14 still on the roster

2015: Signed 26, 11 still on the roster

+/-: ISU has 9 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

10. Texas Tech

2014: Signed 26, 5 still on the roster

2015: Signed 20, 11 still on the roster

+/-: The rest of the Big 12 has retained an average of 13.4 more players than Texas Tech from the 2014-15 classes.

Some have said Tech's heavy juco class in 2014 is to blame for a lot of the attrition above. I did some more research and have found that to not be the case at all. Here are the numbers:

Here are the number of 2014 junior college signees for each team:

K-State: 9

Kansas: 8

Tech: 8

Iowa State: 7

WVU: 6

TCU: 4

Baylor: 4

Oklahoma State: 3

OU: 2

UT: 1

 

Here are the number of 2015 junior college signees for each team:

Kansas: 12

Iowa State: 8

Oklahoma State: 7

OU: 6

Kansas State: 4

WVU: 4

Texas: 3

Baylor: 2

Tech: 2

TCU: 1

 

Here are the number of 2014 AND 2015 junior college signees for each team:

Kansas: 20

ISU: 15

K-State: 13

OSU: 10

Tech: 10

WVU: 10

OU: 8

Baylor 6

TCU: 5 

UT: 4

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