When information broke just a few weeks in the past that the colleges of Oklahoma and Texas had utilized for admission to the Southeastern Convention, you might hear a soccer drop in Lubbock.

Oh no! There goes the Huge 12. There goes Texas Tech’s ticket to the large time. There goes all that tv cash. There goes recruiting. Second-tier standing, right here we come.

Phooey! In my thoughts, nothing may very well be farther from the reality. And I don’t consider I’m within the minority right here as a result of I do know the confirmed resiliency, combating spirit and staunch impartial nature of West Texans – the parents who name the Pink Raiders their very own – in addition to Texas Tech college students, directors and alumni.

From this nook, jettisoning these self-righteous Longhorns and Sooners from the image simply may be the Get Out of Jail Free card that provides the Pink Raiders a fantastic alternative to flee the shadow and can of UT and take an actual management function within the rebuilding of a dynamic Huge 12. The need is there. The instruments are there.