After a month or two of unfounded paranoia, I'll tentatively say Texas Tech will continue to run the Air Raid (for the next year) under Tommy Tuberville.
I'm also vouching my confidence in Steven Sheffield to win the starting QB job. Sheffield missed some time with a foot injury last year, but I would rather have my quarterback miss time for injury than for the kind of confidence issues Taylor Potts was having after Sergio Kindle rung his bell.
He just looked the better quarterback; hopefully, that's not an assessment purely made through the rose-colored glasses worn when evaluating a backup.
And while we're vouching confidence, I'll say that Texas Tech won't miss inside receivers coach and assistant offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, who was fired by Tommy Tuberville.
New offensive coordinator Neal Brown comes fresh from a prolific gig at Troy. The Trojans were the fourth-best passing offense in yards per game on Brown's watch.
At Texas Tech, he'll have a chance to score points and throw the ball with better athletes. And you know that TTech fan base has a wide-open state of mind.
Let's hope this is a better marriage of philosophies than the one Tuberville presided over at Auburn with Tony Franklin. The Tigers half-implemented, half-neglected Franklin's spread scheme, resulting in a disastrous season—as well as Franklin's and Tubervile's, ultimate demise.
The dysfunction was rumored to be originating from the top down, but maybe Tuberville's changed. People do learn their lessons—sometimes.