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At long last, after nearly nine interminable months, my favorite time of year is at hand: college football season. Unlike the increasingly politically correct NFL, the American flag will be properly honored and politics will be sidelined for love of the game. And beautiful young women on the sidelines will vigorously cheer their schools on to victory. Truly, there’s no place I’d rather be this fall than at Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, rooting for my Texas Tech Red Raiders as they take the field. Alas, I’ll have to make do with television.
So, what will transpire during the 2018 campaign? Will the Alabama Crimson Tide repeat as national champions, or will they be upended by such SEC rivals as the Georgia Bulldogs or the Auburn Tigers? Could the Clemson Tigers continue to dominate the Atlantic Coast Conference? Might the Oklahoma Sooners win a fourth consecutive Big 12 title, or will a dark horse like the TCU Horned Frogs knock them off? Could the Oregon Ducks (hey @thegreatadventure!) return to Pac-12 glory? And in light of Urban Meyer’s suspension, will the Ohio State Buckeyes continue their mastery of the Big Ten?
Regarding my Texas Tech Red Raiders, Kliff Kingsbury enters yet another season with a question mark over his head. Coach Bro saved his job with an upset win over the Texas Longhorns last November, but will another 6-6 record (plus throngs of adoring co-eds) be enough to save him this season?
And then there is the off-season tragedy that befell Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars with quaterback Tyler Hilinski’s suicide. If anyone can help the team bounce back, though, it’s the Old Pirate.
But never despair, because there are always the sirens of the sidelines to cheer us up! 😎