Friday, August 19, 2011

Football time is upon us!

As each season draws to a close, I begin the countdown to kickoff of the next season, and now, the dawn of the 2011 season is upon us.  

Year 2 for Coach Tubs at Texas Tech still bring much skepticism from those loyal to the Pirate.  The recent release of "Swing Your Sword" has made Tech fans even more impatient for Tubs to either start winning, or walk the plank.  I believe Tommy Tuberville, if given the time to implement his system in Lubbock, will be a winner there.  

The Aggies on the other hand, have high expectations from fans, and on a national level.  Eighteen returning starters will field an even better defense, and showcase another high-powered offense, with arguably the two best running backs in the Big 12, and one of the top 3 receivers, in Jeff Fuller.  The big question mark over the Ags is, can they withstand the high expectations hanging over them, and can they avoid being distracted by all the talk of leaving the Big12 for the SEC.  I believe these question marks are answered by good coaching, and I believe Sherman will be the difference maker this year, versus previously highly regarded Aggie teams (e.g. 1999).  

Time will tell, but I'm just glad that the time is upon us!

Predictions to follow, over the weekend.