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Consider This...Kingsbury's Red Raiders are the real deal

Texas Tech has had a tough few years on the coaching front.

When you consider the Mike Leach controversy, the Billie Gillespie scandal, and the rapid turnover of head coaches in recent years, few universities have faced such challenges across the entire athletic department.

So hiring a 34-year-old former player with no head coaching or even assistant head coaching experience was risky at best.

Consider this:

Texas Tech needed a win with the Kingsbury hire, and in terms of public relations, all signs pointed to the W column before the first touchdown was scored.

Now here we are three games into it and Kingsbury and the Red Raiders appear to be the real deal.

Nothing matters in college football if you don't win, and you can't win if you don't have everyone pulling in the same direction.

So far Kingsbury has managed to unite the donors, alumni, administration, staff, coaches, players, students, and fans. That's hard to do even if you're winning. The result is a community-wide synergy we haven't seen in years.

So let's continue to do our part as fans and keep the Jones packed for the red and black.

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