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Looking ahead to gameday: at Texas Tech

Editor’s note: In preparation of the upcoming football season, K-Stated will look ahead to all 12 games on the Wildcats’ 2011 schedule. Next up, Missouri.

Mike Leach has made more headlines than Texas Tech in the past year, but his former football team did put together a decent record last season.

The Red Raiders, awesomely pictured above with new coach Tommy Tuberville in western gear, won eight games and defeated Northwestern in the first TicketCity Bowl. Of course, all that was accomplished with Leach’s old players. This year, you will see more of Tuberville’s personality rub off on the Red Raiders.

He just brought in an impressive recruiting class, and a switch to a 4-2-5 defensive scheme will make Texas Tech look much different on defense. But because of a lack of proven talent on that side of the ball, it may still struggle to stop opposing offenses.

Like always, that means Texas Tech will have to win shoot-outs. (more…)