Yup, it’s the offseason alright.

With spring practice under way, Texas Tech has adopted a new protocol, hierarchy, gimmick, or whatever you want to call it. It’s nothing new or revolutionary, but the program has gone out of their way to make this a big deal and it’s had very mixed reactions from both sports writers and fans. Coach K does something similar at Duke, but so did Charlie Strong in 2013. This idea is pretty common in programs around the country, and to be quite honest I think it’s pretty lame. But if you watch the videos above, you can see that the players are taking to it. Given how undisciplined the team has been (multiple run-ins with the law and flags every other play), I think a little humility is exactly what this team needs right now.

Coach Kingsbro has caught a lot of flack in the recent past for seeming too relaxed and this is step in the right direction. Surely, S/T Coach Rusty Whitt pushed for this as the military employs this kind of “shaming” in special forces training. It’s a sign of a much needed culture change. Maybe this move seems a little desperate, but it’s not secret that this is a make or break year for Kliff. We’ll find out how much this will motivate the team come September.

My name is Eduardo Cruz and I’m recent Texas Tech alum currently working on my master in Mass Communications. I’m a native Texan from the DFW and an aspiring adman. I’m obsessed with Red Raider sports, queso, and r/cfb. I’d like to think my writing style is a combination of Tom Wolfe and George Carlin.
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My name is Eduardo Cruz and I’m recent Texas Tech alum currently working on my master in Mass Communications. I’m a native Texan from the DFW and an aspiring adman. I’m obsessed with Red Raider sports, queso, and r/cfb. I’d like to think my writing style is a combination of Tom Wolfe and George Carlin.

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