The college basketball world shook a little beneath our feet last week when the Texas Longhorns announced the hiring of Chris Beard as the program’s new basketball coach.
Beard replaces Shaka Smart. He also leaves behind a somewhat talented team in the Texas Tech Red Raiders. That is, it was a talented team. Now, at least two Tech players have hit the transfer portal since the announcement of Beard’s big move to Austin, 247Sports reports.
From 247Sports: “Micah Peavy and Marcus Santos-Silva are each weighing their future options following Beard’s decision to leave Lubbock for the Texas job. [Both] played pivotal roles for Texas Tech’s run to the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 32 last month. Santos-Silva, a senior forward who previously transferred from VCU, averaged 8.3 points and a team-leading 6.4 rebounds for the Red Raiders on the year. Peavy, a former four-star recruit in the 2020 class from Duncanville, Texas, put up 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a freshman.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Spieth moves into betting favorites at Masters
Austin American-Statesman: 2019 loss at NCAA Tournament fuels Horns
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Culture change is coming to Texas under Beard
Dallas Morning News: A way-too-early look at Texas’ 2021 schedule, including a renewed Southwest Conference rivalry
247Sports: Texas Raw: ‘To be the top dog, you’ve gotta beat the top dog’
Inside Texas: Burton: Scott Drew, practices, and Nevada
Inside Texas: The investment
Inside Texas: Beard throws down the Monday night gauntlet in his introductory press conference
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Mike at Night: New visitors and moving timelines
247Sports: Texas still working to flip OU commit Jordan Hudson
Inside Texas: First edition of the 2022 basketball prospect rankings
Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: Hale, Scarlett, Shanahan Jr
Inside Texas: Hoops team/recruiting nuggets
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: The Unstoppable Title Path: How Baylor basketball slayed Gonzaga to win the national title
Viva the Matadors: There’s a new face of Texas Tech basketball
Viva the Matadors: Kyler Edwards decides to remain a Red Raider
Frogs O’ War: TCU athletes rack up Big 12 honors
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Sam Darnold finally has a chance to prove he isn’t a bust
SB Nation: Gonzaga isn’t the only team to have a perfect season and lose at the end
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball takes on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders tonight.
- Texas men’s basketball associate head coach KT Turner is joining the Oklahoma Sooners.
Oklahoma coach Porter Moser is hiring KT Turner on his staff, source told @Stadium. Turner is extremely connected in the area.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 5, 2021
- Here’s a dose of spring practice highlights.
- Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball head coach Bill Self received a lifetime coaching contract. What that is, exactly, is a bit unclear at the moment. It does, however, mean he’s there to stay in Lawrence for as long as his days allow. Or at least it seems that way.
Kansas announced today that Bill Self has signed a lifetime contract with the Jayhawks.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 2, 2021
His current contract is being replaced with a new five-year rolling agreement that automatically adds one year at the conclusion of each season for the remainder of his career. pic.twitter.com/XZgCvxaTFO