JACKSON GRIFFON (09/04/2020) – Season after season, I find myself thinking “what if” and “what could have been” if a few more rolls would have gone Tech’s way: the missed field goals against WVU and K-State in 2017, all the QB injures in 2018, and just about everything imaginable in 2019, namely the premature whistle in Waco that we at Ramblin’ Raiders deem the “Baylor butt fumble.” After so many close calls and missed opportunities, Red Raider fans could not have helped but be riddled with disappointment as the season concluded in Austin last year. So much has happened outside of the world of college football since then, and with the current trend of 2020, it is hard to hope for anything more than a cold beer and some good company as the season fast approaches.
However, to quote the iconic namesake from Batman, Harvey Dent, “The night is darkest before the dawn, and I promise you, the dawn is coming.” Texas Tech football fans have suffered long enough. Could Matt Wells assume the mantle of Texas Tech’s Dark Knight and bring redemption and prestige back to the Jones this fall? As we’ve discussed on the podcast, some out there believe that the curse of the Pirate (Mike Leach) is real and has plagued us Red Raiders since his departure. Whether you succumb to this line of thought, one fact remains true…Texas Tech football has had its fair share of bad luck lately.
With the additions of last minute transfers, Colin Schooler and Tyree Wilson to go along and compliment the current pool of grad transfers at Matt Well’s dispense, Tech should be solid on both sides of the ball this season. This alone has given Red Raider fans hope and ideas of grandeur. Talented personnel, a coaching staff with more experience and development, and a Big 12 slate that despite one or two outliers, seems fairly wide open in competition, could be the perfect storm for the vindication that Texas Tech fans have been waiting for. Anyone who listen’s to our show knows the comeback is always greater than the setback. So, buckle up, believe, and be ready to hear the victory bells in Lubbock, Texas, once again.