What a difference a year makes.
Last season, Texas Tech ended the season with an 8-5 record, finishing 4-5 in conference play. At the half way point this year, the Red Raiders are 6-0 with a 3-0 conference mark.
When Tommy Tuberville bolted for Cincinnati during the offseason, while eating dinner with a recruit, fans were left in a state of shock. The move was mind boggling, but fans received a replacement by the name of Kliff Kingsbury.
Kingsbury came over to the Red Raiders after serving as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach to Texas A&M's Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. In just six short games, Kingsbury has revived Red Raider Nation and given the Texas Tech fans a reason to be excited for not only this season, but the future.
Despite the outstanding start to the season, Kingsbury says he and his team are staying focused on getting better.
"We haven't paid any attention to what is going on outside our program," said Kingsbury. "We just approach every week as a new week and a chance to get better."
This week a reunion will take place in Morgantown, as Kingsbury will battle his old coach Dana Holgorsen. The two coaches had nice things to say about each other, and Kingsbury says he learned a lot from Holgorsen.
"Kliff is a bright, young coach," said Holgorsen. "Dana played a big role in my development as a coach, and I learned a lot from him," said Kingsbury."
Texas Tech and West Virginia will square off this Saturday afternoon when the Red Raiders travel to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers. Kickoff is scheduled for noon on Fox Sports 1.