Texas Tech fans are sounding off on the upcoming season after seeing the Red Raiders in action against SMU Friday night.
“I was a little hesitant at first but they seem to have gotten in the groove by the second quarter and they picked up real well from there,” Aaron Kline said.
“I think it is a good start of course,” Juan Marinez said. “It came out a little choppy but once they got into their rhythm Baker Mayfield looked really good.”
“I’m feeling good, probably a little bit better than I thought I would knowing that we are starting a red shirt freshman quarterback.” Pat Bixler said. “But I thought he did a good job as good as anyone could have expected.”
So, we have got some things to work on but everyone agreed Coach Kliff Kingsbury is the guy to make it happen.
“I think he is going to do very well,” Marinez said. “I like his energy, any time something good happens he is jumping up and down. He is trying to pump the team up. So I think he is going to do great as a head coach.”
“If he is the coach we all think that he is then I think he’ll be able to adapt and overcome pretty easy,” Kline said.
The biggest story of the night came from the middle of the field with true freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield’s performance.
“If Mayfield keeps it up I think he is going to keep the starting role,” Marinez said. ”Kliff likes a mobile quarterback.”
“He was a little cautious with him in the first half and that was good kept his confidence up and turned him loose a little bit in the second half and he did a great job,” Bixler said.
While the win against SMU was a great way to start the season these fans think the Red Raiders will still have a few challenges to face.
“As a tech fan I am seeing 9-3,” Marinez said. “As a sports fan in general probably I can see a 7-5 season.”
“SMU is a good team, not a great team,” Bixler said. “I think we’ll kill Stephen F. Austin and then TCU comes to town and who knows. I think that will decide a lot about how I feel about the season.”
“We are going to have a really strong momentum and drive but I do think that were still going to have a lot of challenges to face,” Kline said.
Texas Tech will play Stephen F. Austin one week from today in their first home game of the season.
Just a few days after that they will host TCI in the Thursday night game of the week.
So get your tickets and get your guns up!