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Red Raider Ravioli: why this season is so important for the football program

Is it a pure fact of numbers or is there something more?

Buongiorno!

Maybe you have noticed, but football will be back in two weeks! Here at Viva the Matadors, we have begun a roster countdown that will accompany us until the beginning of the season, and we’re ready to offer many contents for it.

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But.

There’s a question that came into my mind and that I want to discuss today: for what do the Red Raiders fight this season?

Will they fight for the Big 12 title? No, they won’t, or at least they probably won’t. Will they fight for a positive record that also means a Bowl berth? That’s probably more realistic. Will they fight to avoid the conference last places? I REALLY hope they won’t.

That said, in my opinion, there’s something that goes over this simple amount of points, wins, and losses. And I’m talking about the deeper meaning of this season. There’s more on the line for the team, and now I’ll explain to you what I mean.

Texas Tech v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Ta-dah!

In the end, you know I had to come to this point. Many of you know I’m not a big fan of Kliff Kingsbury, but I think I’m fairly right saying that is job is heavily on the line this season, and that he’s probably seven losses away from losing his duties in Lubbock.

But there’s something even more important. This is the season in which, in a global process of growth (as we discussed last week), this team has to fight to demonstrate there’s a possibility to be something more than mediocre.

After some years of 4-8, 5-7, 6-7, and so on, it’s time to demonstrate also this team can make this step further many other school programs are doing, or already did.

Alla prossima!