With the 2013 season starting in less than a month the
excitement is starting to build.
Really the excitement has been building since about December
when the video was released with Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt
introducing Kliff Kingsbury as the new head coach of the Red Raiders.
It has been Kingsburymania around Lubbock for the past few
months with t-shirts and sunglasses all over the place.
All of this is exciting to see because that fact is that
this kind of excitement, anticipation has not been in Lubbock for the last
When Tommy Tuberville took over as the head coach after Mike Leach was fired, there was never a real excitement.
The fan base was split, there was anger and they never came
back together to stand behind the coaching staff or team that followed the Mike
The hiring of Kingsbury has solved all those problems and
winning will solve others.
Now the one thing this has also brought is an immense amount
of pressure as well on Kingsbury.
Being the head coach is a lot different than the offensive
coordinator shoes he has filled for the past few seasons, but Kingsbury seems
to be up to the task at hand.
In the spring practices were lively, Kingsbury was in the
mix, in the middle of the huddle jumping and down and getting the team fired
This Saturday will be another exciting step for Kingsbury,
as the fans will get to see the first practice of the fall.
There is no doubt that there will be a good amount of fans
in attendance and this will just continue to build excitement for the new
coach, the new-look tem, the new scoreboard and new season that is upon us.
Kingsbury is exciting, and has brought a new excitement to
Lubbock that hasn’t seen in a few years.