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Why it’s fair to put pressure on Matt Wells after dismal season opener

Everyone’s dealing with the same distractions, so toss that excuse out the window. Tech played awfully Saturday.

Houston Baptist v Texas Tech Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images

Last week, Houston Baptist surrendered 57 points to North Texas.

On paper, the Huskies have one of the worst defenses in the country. On paper, Texas Tech should’ve hung 70 on the middling FCS program. On paper, this game should’ve been over before the first quarter.

Instead, Tech trotted out an undisciplined football team that racked up 13 penalties and allowed 600 yards of offense in one of the more embarrassing season-opening performances in recent memory.

Last year, the underachieving Red Raiders could point to an unhealthy quarterback situation as the fundamental reason behind another sub-.500 year. This year, the healthy Alan Bowman looked pedestrian at best, overthrowing open receivers, making questionable reads and turning the ball over.

It’s not time to call for Matt Wells’s job, but it’s not completely unfair to feel skeptical about the hire at this juncture.

Any time you pay a school $400,000 to play, you should probably beat them to a pulp. Instead, Tech barely escaped with a victory and set the expectation for yet another devastating year ahead.

Buckle up.


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