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Texas Tech To Lose 6 Games This Year?

DALLAS - JANUARY 02:  The Texas Tech Red Raiders mascot during play against the Mississippi Rebels during the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 2, 2009 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Cedrick MorrisonCorrespondent IAugust 2, 2009

Texas Tech enjoyed the most successful season in the school's history in 2008, something as a program they should be very proud of. Not only did they defeat #1 Texas @ home but they split the big 12 south title for the first time in the school’s history, with Texas and OU respectively.


Will they be able to create some of that same magic this year? Here's my take

Tech is the only team in the big 12 south not to return their signal caller from a year ago. UT, OU, A&M, and Baylor each bring back their top gunslinger. In a division as tough as the south, this alone would be enough to make things difficult. 

They also have to replace Michael Crabtree, perhaps the most dynamic receiver in all of college football last year and the majority of their OL. On defense they have to replace BOTH safeties (In the pass happy big 12 this can spell lots of trouble) along with their top pass rusher.

The schedule does not do Tech any favors as well as they have to play @ Texas, @ Nebraska, @ OSU, and in a neutral game vs. Baylor in Dallas. Combine that with Home games vs. a talented Kansas Jayhawk team and an improving Aggie squad and one could make a strong and compelling argument that Tech has the toughest schedule in the big 12.

I see Tech going 7-5 this year and in a division as tough as this one.. If tech manages to go 8-4, it would make it an excellent season for the red raiders.  


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