We kicked this idea around last night on the post game thread and wanted to open it up again. There seems to be a disconnect between Tech fans that live in Lubbock county, and those of us spread out across the country. Maybe even across the world and into the universe. (Tech fans on the moon are so pissed off right now)
I first noticed this in the days after Leach was fired. We were in Ruidoso at the time and drove into Lubbock the day after he was canned. The national radio shows were up in arms about it all and I expected to drive into a city on fire with riots in the streets. Instead, it was all kinda ho-hum. Tech Talk guys were actually shouting down anyone that called in to express their anger. I was amazed that the conversations centered around how awesome it was that a guy as distinguished as Tommy Tuberville would even consider Texas Tech (this was well before he was hired, but he was interviewed and said he was interested). When we drove back to San Antonio a day later, the radio shows outside of Lubbock were picking up on the dismay and anger again. It was mind blowing.
A couple of things I'd like to discuss:
1. The media guys in Lubbock are dependent on Tech. In most cases their salaries come from Tech, ESPN, or both. Is that having an impact on perception?
2. What happened to the emotion? Dead silence in the stadium from the kick-off. Where is that killer mentality?
3. Will Tuberville ever figure out that we have to play with a chip on our shoulder? Yes, we've seen an uptick in recruiting, but we'll never out recruit UT, OU etc. We aren't gonna win the championship because we have the best athletes. We can only win the championship if we're the meanest SOBs in the state and if teams are scared to come to Lubbock again. How can we make that happen?