Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Reginald Davis (2) scores on a 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the 2013 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech Spring Football Kicks Off March 5


Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders players celebrate with the Holiday Bowl trophy after a win against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Qualcomm Stadium. Texas Tech won 37-23. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s football season.

After what seems like an eternity since Kingsbury and the boys brought home the Holiday Bowl trophy, Red Raider football returns to Jones AT&T Stadium on March 5 with the start of spring practice.

Texas Tech announced some key dates Thursday afternoon for spring football, which kicks off in less than three weeks. Dates are set, but start times are yet to be determined for all but the annual spring game on April 12.

March 5 - First Practice
March 14 - Fan Day (Open Practice)
March 29 - Midland Practice (Open Practice)
April 4 - Friday Night Lights (Open Practice)
April 12 - Spring Game (11 a.m. Kickoff)

Clear your schedules and mark your calendars; football is back!

Wreck ‘Em Red will be there to cover every open practice and bring you reports throughout the spring. For continuing coverage and real-time updates, follow @WreckEm_Red on Twitter and Facebook.

In the mean time, check out our post from earlier this year on the five most talent players returning in 2014.

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