Unless you've been living under a rock the past few months or you're just not a big follower of Texas Tech sports, then it's no secret that a new era is beginning in Lubbock, Texas.
After the controversial firing of former head coach Mike Leach, it is now the job of Tommy Tuberville to build on the successes of Coach Leach and lead the Red Raiders to the proverbial promised land.
The shoes of Leach, who won 84 games and took Texas Tech to 10 straight bowl games during his tenure as head coach, will be large ones to fill.
Many feel Tuberville, who won 85 games and an SEC championship while coaching at Auburn, is up to the task.
He'll have much to accomplish if he is to begin his tenure on a successful note. Besides deciding a winner in the ongoing quarterback battle between Steven Sheffield and Taylor Potts, he'll have to unite a fanbase torn after the departure of Leach.
With returning talent like running back Baron Batch, receivers Alex Torres and Detron Lewis, defensive lineman Colby Whitlock, and linebackers Brian Duncan and Bront Bird, as well as Potts and Sheffield, the transition may be more seamless than some might think. The idea of a quality 2010 season coming from this year's Red Raider squad is far from far fetched.
The new era begins on a Sunday afternoon against the SMU Mustangs. It will end with a late November game against Houston.
From the games that should be nothing more than tune-ups to the toughest tests of the year, here is a little preview of every game this season, ranked from easiest to toughest.