LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's that time of year again. "It's football season, it's about time, it's been a long summer," said Red Raider fan Scott Brunke.
Red Raider fans packed campus on Sunday to tailgate and cheer on Texas Tech in the season opener against SMU, needless to say, they were excited.
"First game of the season, we're going to get it," said tailgater Zach Stegent.
"I'm just getting pepped up for the game," said young fan Audrey Carter.
Tommy Tuberville is new this year, and it looks like fans are behind the new coach, as a record amount of season tickets were purchased.
"I think changes are good, I think Tommy is going to do something with us and our team is going to stand behind us and we are going to go all the way," said a Texas Tech fan.
Along with a new coach, fans are pumped for the addition of Jones AT&T Stadium and the traditions that come along with a new a era in Tech football.
"I think it's a new beginning," said a fan.
The Raider Walk made it's debut this season. Fans lined the streets and cheered on the Red Raiders as they arrived at the stadium. Coach Tuberville brings this new tradition and the walk will start exactly two hours and 15 minutes prior to kick off every home game.
"I think we're going to wreck 'em, I think everyone is in for a surprise this year from Tech," said another fan.
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