Red Raider fans will fall back in love with Red Raider football
The final prediction for 2022 is one that will be impossible to measure statistically. However, it is one that will be unmistakable and easy to monitor.
This will be the year that Texas Tech football fans fall back in love with the program. And if that comes true, this season will be a success regardless of what the team’s final record ends up being.
Think about how long there has been a toxic vibe around Texas Tech football. For the final three years of the Kliff Kingsbury era, the program was in ill health and no one wanted to admit it because we loved the head coach.
What’s more, over Kingsbury’s final two years, there was a civil but painful debate about his future. It was a conversation everyone hated having despite the fact that we all knew it needed to be brought up.
Then, in a move of absolute befuddlement, AD Kirby Hocutt brought in a coach that no one wanted, one that no one had even heard of, to replace the popular Kingsbury. That’s why, even at the start of the Matt Wells era, there was little optimism or joy. Of course, the play on the field never gave us a reason for that anyway.
Now, the boil on the rear of Texas Tech football that was the Wells era has been drained and the wound has begun to heal. And it is time for Texas Tech football fans to come back to the program and emotionally reinvest.
McGuire is the anti-Wells. He’s already beloved by the fan base and he has been welcomed with open arms.
There’s already a relationship built with his constituency and he is breathing new life back into a sleeping giant. So get ready. This is going to be a wild ride once again and a ride that is finally worth taking. This is the year that Raiderland falls back in love with Texas Tech football.