Author: Travis Hale

Mike Leach: No vanilla extract. No switchblades.

There was often an uncomfortable murmur wafting through the stadium in Lubbock during the first few years of Mike Leach’s tenure as Texas Tech’s Head Football Coach. It wasn’t always there, sometimes it was replaced with violent celebration and eruptions of joy. But the uncomfortable murmurs would inevitably return. “He’s doing what?” they’d ask. “He’s […]

Texas Tech, Resilience and Concord

After Texas Tech’s improbable win, a reporter from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal interviewed Tech student Mike Frazier, a sophomore from Bedford who, along with thousands of others, had flooded Memorial Circle late in the evening to celebrate his favorite team. According to the AJ, “Frazier climbed the Will Rogers statue and waved a Red Raider […]

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