October 27, 2021

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Norval Pollard Realignment means Tech can control its own future

When news broke a few weeks ago that the universities of Oklahoma and Texas had applied for admission to the Southeastern Conference, you could hear a football drop in Lubbock.

Oh no! There goes the Big 12. There goes Texas Tech’s ticket to the big time. There goes all that television money. There goes recruiting. Second-tier status, here we come.

Phooey! In my mind, nothing could be further from the truth. And I don’t believe I’m in the minority here because I know the proven resiliency, fighting spirit and staunch independent nature of West Texans – the folks who call the Red Raiders their own – as well as Texas Tech students, administrators and alumni.

From this corner, jettisoning those self-righteous Longhorns and Sooners from the picture just might be the Get Out of Jail Free card that gives the Red Raiders a great opportunity to escape the shadow and will of UT and take a real leadership role in the rebuilding of a dynamic Big 12. The will is there. The tools are there.

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