Texas Tech Red Raiders news: Mahomes on GOAT debate, national love for McCasland, and more

In today's Texas Tech news roundup, Patrick Mahomes II weighs in on the GOAT debate, Grant McCasland gets national love after destroying Kansas, and the Lady Raiders seek "urgency".

Super Bowl Winning Team Head Coach and MVP Press Conference
Super Bowl Winning Team Head Coach and MVP Press Conference / Don Juan Moore/GettyImages

Here is your Wednesday update of news and notes from around the Texas Tech athletic department and the NCAA

Patrick Mahomes II says Tom Brady is still the G.O.A.T.

After winning his third Super Bowl title and third Super Bowl MVP honor, Patrick Mahomes' legacy is already being discussed despite the fact that he is only 28. Recently, he weighed in on who he believes is the greatest QB of all time.

Appearing on the Pat McAfee Show, Mahomes gave the G.O.A.T. nod to Tom Brady saying he has a long way to go to catch the seven-time Super Bowl winner.

Indeed, Mahomes still has to win four more Super Bowls to catch Brady. To put that in perspective, only three QBs in history, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, and Brady have won four Super Bowls.

However, some are comparing Mahomes to arguably the greatest athlete ever, Michael Jordan. In fact, James Dator of SB Nation says Mahomes is without question the Michael Jordan of the NFL.

"No matter how brilliant Brady was," Dator writes "there was always discussion. Debate at the top. Brady vs. Manning, then Brady vs. Rodgers. Sure, time has born out that TB12 was the greatest of his contemporaries — but there was room for discussion. With Mahomes there simply isn’t. You can try to make a pitch for Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen, but they’re destined to be hollow, swallowed by the black hole that is Patrick Mahomes."

Texas Tech President Lawrence Shchovanec gave his reaction to Mahomes' Super Bowl victory this week. Naturally, he is extremely proud of what his university's most famous alum has accomplished thus far.

“Red Raiders…we all feel that there’s something very special about this place and we take great pride in his success because in some ways he’s representing us,” said Schovanec.

Grant McCasland gets national love after beating Kansas

Many Texas Tech basketball fans dislike national college hoops writer Jeff Goodman because of Goodman's undying love for former Red Raider head coach Chris Beard. However, this week, on his Field of 68 podcast, Goodman has effusive praise for Grant McCasland and the Texas Tech basketball program.

Lady Raiders look to rebound against Oklahoma State

The Texas Tech Lady Raiders dropped an ugly game on Saturday to last-place UCF in Lubbock. Now, they have a chance to rebound against Oklahoma State at United Supermarkets Arena.

This will be the Pink game for cancer awareness. It will also be a great opportunity for the Lady Raiders to get back on the winning track. Oklahoma State enters the game just 11-12 overall and 4-8 in Big 12 play.

After dropping three games in a row, two to two of the worst teams in the Big 12, head coach Krista Gerlich is looking for urgency from her squad.

"We have to have elite effort, and we have to have an elite fight about us," Gerlich said. "And that's probably what I want to see more than anything is just an urgency that these kids want to continue to build on their resume that they already have. We have, again, shot ourselves in the foot several times. But at the same time, we still have an opportunity for postseason, and I want our kids to be hungry for that."

Big 12 football media days moving to new location

This summer, the Big 12 football media days will have a new home after years of holding the event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Because of scheduling conflicts in upcoming years, the Big 12 is moving its media days event to Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. That will probably sit well with media members who will enjoy a work-compensated trip to Sin City.