How much more time does Coach Tuberville need to take the Texas Tech Red Raiders to the next level?
How many more games does Coach Tuberville need before we start looking like real contenders for a conference championship?
My thoughts and your comments after the jump -
It took Coach Tuberville 6 years to win the SEC championship at Auburn. Are we willing to wait 6 years?
He never had a winning conference record the 4 years he coached at Ole Miss. Should we wait 4 years?
If we lose to Iowa State, should we still wait another four games?
My thought is that Tuberville (read Hance and Myers) has had enough time already:
- he inherited a talented team;
- he’s been there 9 months; and
- he’s not doing what he said he was going to do – keep the air-raid offense and run more.
Should we expect the team to get worse before we go to "the next level" and be a “serious contender for a Conference Championship?” Should each time a new coach, or CEO, or manager, or head chef, or new teacher, etc, is hired, should we be accepting and patient with a worse performance?
Not me. I’ve seen too often that people are afraid to admit to mistakes and correct a change that is not working out. Instead, they advocate giving the situation more time. Finally after things go from bad to worse they make a change, but because so much time has gone by, it is no longer seen as correcting a mistake, it is just making another change thus protecting the egos from having to admit to a mistake.
There has been little sign of heading to the next level in the first three games.
- We needed 4 turnovers to win against SMU;
- we played UNM to a 17-17 tie for 57 minutes of the game;
- and we certainly didn’t see any signs of success last Saturday against the Longhorns...
...EXCEPT for our Defense – My hat is off to them and will give credit were credit is due. But at the same time, we need to level criticism where it is due, we should not tolerate and ignore obvious signs that many aspects of Red Raider football need saving from the very changes that were touted to bring success.
Don't get me wrong. Coach Tuberville is not to blame. Yes, the buck stops with the head coach. But it is not his fault that the TT Administration picked a perfectly good round peg to fit in the Double-T hole. It doesn't fit. He doesn't fit.