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Nov 9, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks for an open receiver against the Kansas State Wildcats in the second half at Jones AT

Red Raider Notebook: Cumbie, Amaro, Mayfield, JUCOs & Masked Rider

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed any of the big stories, here’s a recap of all the headlines from Raiderland this week:

Cumbie Leaves Tech for TCU

Co-Offensive Coordinator and former Texas Tech quarterback  Sonny Cumbie accepted a job at TCU earlier this week, according to Cumbie himself on Double T 104.3 FM. He says the decision wasn’t easy, and that he didn’t seek out the position with TCU, but when the opportunity came he could’t say no.

According to Cumbie, he will be the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the ‘Frogs. See our full story here.

Jace Amaro Earns Unanimous All-American Status

As we reported earlier this week, Tech’s very own Jace Amaro officially earned consensus All-American status. Since then, the fifth and final officially recognized AA team (Football Writers Association of America) named Amaro their first-team tight end as well, making Amaro Tech’s fifth unanimous All-American in history and the first since Michael Crabtree in 2008.

All together, Amaro is named on 11 different All-American teams after an outstanding senior season, making him undoubtedly the best tight end in college football (cough cough, John Mackey).

Mayfield Looks to Play at OU

It was reported yesterday by Austin-American Statesman reporter Danny Davis that former Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield is looking to transfer to Oklahoma in the spring and will appeal any attempts to block such a move. Go read all of Davis’ tweets for the full scoop. Very complicated and weird situation.

Tech Signs Five JUCO Players During Early Period

Texas Tech football got to open some Christmas presents early this week during the JUCO early signing period. Five players signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play ball for the Red Raiders and will officially enroll in January. Tech got some much needed help along the line of scrimmage, in the secondary and also reunited with a very familiar face from last year’s recruiting class.

Masked Rider Won’t Make it to Holiday Bowl

Tech football guru Chris Level commented on Twitter earlier today that the Masked Rider won’t make the trip to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30 because Qualcomm Stadium doesn’t want a horse on their field. Read our full story and see Level’s comment.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas!

Dec. 30 – Holiday Bowl: Tech vs. Arizona State, San Diego, Cali.

Feb. 5 – National Letter of Intent Signing Day

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