We asked people on our redraiders.com Facebook page to share their thoughts about Tech’s 59-21 loss to Oklahoma State. Here’s a sampling:
Adrian Marquez: I don’t understand why the coaches decide to run the ball on 3rd and LONG!
Matt Foster: Jekyll and Hyde team. No consistency week to week. Stressful to prepare to watch ‘cause we have no idea which team will show up. Lukewarm.
Karl Baumgardner: I do not understand why our special teams blockers did not adjust at all to what OSU was doing. I do not understand why our linemen continue to commit the same mistakes in blocking, holding, false starts, etc. It makes no difference who the opponent is, we seem to make it a point to have at least one penalty, usually by a lineman, on EVERY possession.
Ray Mendoza: The lack of preparation is so obvious! If this was the best practice all season, Tuberville needs to go.
Joel Kucel: Texas Tech reminds me of the Dallas Cowboys ... enough said!
Brent Gibbs: “I don’t always run a draw play on 3rd and 15, but when I do, I usually lose yardage.”
Cliff Butler: As a Tech alum from ’77, that game was an embarassment.
Randy Wade: Tech did much better than last year! Maybe next year OSU will beat us by 15.
Brandon Carreon: Every coach that changes a system should be allowed three years to turn the program around. Well Tubs’ three years are up and we have seen significant decline each and every year. D-coordinators have been given the ax in an attempt to appease the fan base. Well now it’s time to fire the O-coordinator. We have top-notch student athletes but a less than average coaching staff. Changes must be made soon or the Red Raiders will become the whipping boys of the Big 12 by next year!
Lorie Vincent Tawney: I get so tired of “fire the coach”. Yes, that will solve all the problems. Injuries, terrible coordinators, dropped passes ... brilliant idea people. Just brilliant!
Tj Fly: I like how people are freaking out, when we’re 7-4. Just makes me laugh. As for my thoughts: I’ve been supportive of this staff from day one (including both failures at DC) but now I’m ready for a change at OC. He seems to get rattled when a play he calls doesn’t go the way he wants. Yes, our O-line was diminished today, but he barely adjusted. It seemed to me either throw it deep, or run it into the blitz. Why not take what the D gives you (like at the end of the first half)? Then go for the deep pass every once in a while? Still love this team and I still think we can win nine games this season..
Andy Baxa: I said it last week, injuries are hurting more than people think. Losing three of your best offensive weapons in Amaro, Bell and Marquez changed the offense. The lack of depth on the defensive side is more evident each week. Plus add in Brown’s questionable play calls and you have a recipe for disaster.
Alan Woods: Big 12 is a rough place. Team looks tired.
Michael Coomer: Playing all conference games without a bye week isn’t helping either
Beverly Henson: The attitude of a team is dependent on its coaches and how they prepare them each week. The excessive number of senseless penalties continues week after week. The announcers even commented on the poor play calling when Tech ran the ball on third and 15 and they were behind by 28 points. Oklahoma State had creative plays and thrived on a high energy level. I feel sorry for the players who work hard but need coaching leadership. Doege has done an awesome job but there was no offensive line at the game today to help him out.
Marvene Starnes: I am like a lot of other Tech fans ... die hard fan win or lose but wish they had won.
Toby Heidish: I would really like to see all you put pads on and do a better job! … So stop complaining about those who can and just show your support!
Merv Scurlark: Lots of injuries, tough team to beat at home. Still got my Guns Up! Let’s go beat them Bears!
Mack Evans: This is why I hate Facebook.