We brought back Derek Smith and turned to the founder of Texas Tech blog Staking the Plains to try and learn more about why the Red Raiders consistently undermine one of the nation’s best offenses with one of its worst defenses. This year is certainly no different, and Seth offers some reasonable theories for the conundrum, but there are no easy solutions. He’s also worried the offense could take a step back without quarterback Pat Mahomes, who looks like a long shot at best to play on Saturday in Manhattan.
Despite the annual frustrations, Seth tells us why Kliff Kingsbury deserves some more time and doesn’t really fit the perception of hip, young coach bursting with swag. It’s not as if he’s on the verge of a breakthrough in his fourth season, but there’s still some evidence to believe it could happen eventually in Lubbock.
Finally, we made some predictions. They were not made with a lot of confidence. Don’t forget to check out Seth’s work at Staking the Plains, as well as this fantastic game poster one of his friends made for the site. You can also follow him on Twitter at @SethC_J.
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