Coach Spike Dykes Joins 1989 Texas Tech Football Team on Sit and Listen Thursday [AUDIO]
It was another mini class reunion on this week’s “Sit and Listen” Thursday edition of Sportsline as Steve Dale and Coach Rodney Allison sat down with the head coach and the players of the 1989 Texas Tech Red Raider football team.
Our first interview was with head coach Spike Dykes. 1989 was Dykes’ 3rd year in the driver’s seat, and arguably Dykes’ finest year at Tech. Dykes had nothing but praise for his players and his assistant coaches, calling them an unselfish, outstanding group of men. He also shared his memories of that year’s famous Tech victories against Texas A&M (27-24) and University of Texas. (24-17)
Also in the first hour, we spoke with middle linebacker Matt Wingo, who gave us some insight on the ’89 defensive line. We also spoke with “the baddest man on the planet,” running back Clifton Winston, who shared his memories of the 1989 season and his teammates.
In the afternoon hour, we kicked things off with running back and “jack of all trades” Dudley McAfee, who spoke not only about the ’89 season, but the ’88 season as well. We then spoke with senior offensive lineman Nathan Richburg, who gave us a little insight on the offensive line of the ’89 team. We wrapped things up with punter Jamie Simmons, whose fantastic kicking skills were invaluable to the team.
Altogether, the 1989 ball club went 9-3 for the season, topping off a tremendous season with a win against Duke in the All-American Bowl.