Greetings from a new Reader!
To all Red Raider Faithful,
I would like to introduce myself. I am a 24 year old banking professional that lives in Dallas and is originally from East Texas, but have been following the Red Raiders for the past 8 years. I have been reading this blog for almost 2 years. Growing up in East Texas, you are either an Aggie if you are going to college, or a T-Shirt Texas Fan if you are not. LOL. Well, my younger brother fell into neither category and from the time he was old enough, was a die hard Red Raider fan, starting with Spyke and Hasnpard to Leach, Harrell, and Crabtree and now to Tuberville. He recently graduated from Tech back in August with a Communications degree and is currently looking to put that degree to use. He has witnessed some of Tech's great games, most notably the OU game in 2007 and the Texas game in 2008. Thanks to him I have embraced the Radier nation's fervor for the the Air Raid and Tech football.
As for me, I had planned on going to A&M and being an Aggie, I had grown up loving RC, Sirr Parker, Brian Gamble, Randy McCown and those guys, but I always respected Tech because of their tenacity and Spyke's ability to put a competetive team on the field and his late career success against the Aggies and the Longhorns. Some things happened in my life right after high school and decided to attend Texas A&M-Commerce rather than College Station. However, I took my newfound passion for the Red Raiders with me. Our football team at TAMU-C was great in the past but we have really run into hard times, so I find myself craving exciting offense and a team that plays its heart out every saturday. So after watching our team, I would head home and watch the Air Raid. I was at the Jones for Henderson's TD to beat the Sooners, Sonny Cumbie lighting up OSU to get the Holiday bowl birth, Harrell smoaking the Aggies in 07, and the Sticks Sheffield show against K-State in 2009.
As someone who has a degree from A&M system school and has childhood nostalgia, I am happy that the Aggies are having the season they are having, im sure much to the chagrin of some on here, LOL. that in addition to the fact I have another brother that is an A&M grad. But Tech always got me excited to watch football. Since graduation, I have met a ton of Tech grads and have shared in the thrilling victories and agonizing defeats. Tech football still has it, and Mike Leach was the cause of it all.
As Far as what has gone down the past year, an 8-5 season would not be bad considering what has happened. What is a shame is that Adam James, I do believe, had a the ability to be a contributor to the Tech recieving corps, and Craig James could have gotten Tech the national mouthpiece that would have been nice to have. But a Corrupt man in Craig and spoiled entitled Kid took all that away.
Last but not least, I was watching Troy's bowl game against Miami. They were unstoppable on offense and scored at will, running Neal Brown's offense. Next year with Doege or Karam or even Young running that offense, Tech will be back, and if Willis can adjust his D to their strengths and not what he would like to play, Tech will be back.
Just focus on winning the bowl, Good luck to Potts, Sticks, Detron, Whitlock and those guys in their future endeavors and look towards the future, which does, despite what most think, looks bright.