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Mark Snodgrass

TCDLA President




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After I graduated from high school, I was blessed with the opportunity to play football at Texas Tech. My first year was also Spike Dykes’ first year as head coach at Texas Tech. If you did not know Coach Dykes or at least know of him, you missed out on a one-of-a-kind personality. As you can imagine from a man called Spike, he was quick to give nicknames to people. With the last name Snodgrass, he always called me Boogerweed. He was a man of many words and was never hesitant to say what he thought. When expressing his thoughts, he never held back what he was really thinking. After one in particular uninspired performance that resulted in a lopsided loss, Coach Dykes told the assembled media, “We played like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.” This was a typical “Spikeism.”


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