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Where Are We Now?

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I thought that this deserved it's own thread as last night we had somewhat of a spirited debate about your satisfaction level with the state of the Texas Tech football program.

First the ground rules. Remember, we're all on the same team here and if you are replying to a certain comment, make sure and hit the "Reply to This" link below the comment that you want to discuss. Remember too, different opinions makes the world go round. I do not expect that every one of you agree on each and every subject, but I love the idea of providing you with a forum to express those opinions in a well-reasoned manner.

Thus, my questions to you are as follows:

  • Are you satisfied with the state of the program?
  • If you are not satisfied with the state of the program then what specifically would you do to fix it?
  • Do you have a coach in mind that you think could do a better job?
  • Is it more difficult to recruit players to Lubbock than other schools or is that type of reasoning just a crutch?
  • If given the choice, would you rather have Texas Tech hire a coach who is notorious for winning, but is also notorious for leaving the program in a much worse situation than where he left it in terms of violations with the NCAA and potential probation, etc. (i.e. a coach like Dennis Erickson)?

Personally, I love Coach Leach and I'm sure that it's pretty easy to see my bias in favor of him as I believe that what he's doing is unprecedented at Texas Tech. I think he's been able to do things at Lubbock (including improved recruiting, winning much more than his predecessors, graduating players, staying out of trouble with the NCAA, etc.) that few coaches could have done, and I also think that most coaches (at least today's coach) probably would have left Lubbock for greener pastures at the first opportunity.

In fact, I wrote a fairly detailed defense as to why I did not believe that Coach Leach should be fired. As I re-read that article, I stand by what I wrote and for the time being I think it's more than prudent to stick to our guns and support Coach Leach and the program.