After months of winter conditioning and workouts, spring time is upon us. The grass is getting greener and the sun is getting hotter, which can only mean one thing, football is back! (Well, sort of) Spring football is in full effect in Big 12 country and the Red Raiders of Texas Tech look to kick things off as the conference’s first spring football game of the year. For the past few years Texas Tech has held their spring game in Midland and in Lubbock but this year will be a little bit different for the Red Raider faithful. Texas Tech will have their first ever Spring game in the mini Jerry world, the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. The 12,000 seat indoor arena has been sold out for weeks but don’t worry football fans, the game will be aired on Fox southwest at 3 PM in case you don’t have a ticket. So whether you are in the stands or on your couch, here are the five things that you should be on the lookout for in our Texas Tech spring game preview.
Replacing arguably the best quarterback in school history in Patrick Mahomes is a lot to ask of someone. Luckily for Nic Shimonek, he has the best quarterback mentor in the country with Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury at his side. There is no doubt that this offense will at least take a small step back this year with the loss of Mahomes, but the question everyone has is, how big will that step back be? The only man that can truly answer that question is Nic Shimonek. His play will determine just how much this offense can carry this team. Texas Tech has always had an explosive offense under Kingsbury, but how good will they be without a star quarterback bailing them out time and time again?