@vivathematadors Eastern Washington game is tomorrow. Is Shimonek the starter and how many games does TTU need to win for Kingsbury to be safe?— Alex Craze (@CrazeyAlex) April 18, 2017
Kliff Kingsbury needs to win at least nine games this season, including UT. There are conspiracy theorists that say UT is a make or break game for the future of Texas Tech coaches. I’m not saying, I’m just saying. Obviously, Tech needs to be bowl eligible. Period. Additionally, Tech has to show improvements on all sides of the ball. It is unacceptable to have close games with low caliber teams.
We could always go the Ozzy Osburne route and sacrifice bats. That turned out pretty good for his career.
No matter the starting QB, Tech needs a solid offensive line. After parting ways with Lee Hays at the beginning of the year, not to mention losing Luke Heitshusen, Justin Murphy, Conner Dyer, and Cody Wheeler, it will be interesting to see what the leadership will look like for the offensive line. And yes, you should still be worried about the defense. It’s Texas Tech football. Need I say more?
Kingsbury is a great offensive coordinator and an incredible quarterback coach. I mean, who else could tame, develop and coach Johnny Football? He is a likable dude. Maybe the head coaching responsibilities and expectations were introduced a little too soon in his career? Kingsbury has to win at least nine games to solidify his future in the program. Period. There are no participation ribbons available for Kliff anymore.
Having surrendering late leads with walks obviously being an issue for the Texas Tech bullpen, I understand your concern but I still have no doubt in my mind Tadlock will find a solution. Clutch is his middle name.
Chip, I have no clue. But if so, Tech’s defense in football could take some notes from Olympians Dalhausser and Rogers.