October 15, 2012

Rivalry will be about on-field battles

The word 'rivalry' was flung around quite a few times at Texas Tech's Monday media luncheon and that was an interesting term to use considering the Red Raiders and TCU Horned Frogs have not met all that regularly since the fall of the Southwest Conference.

Tech seems down for it though if that's what's in the cards.

Why not? TCU is the closest school to Tech, the two schools tend to draw students from the same areas and both schools take great pride in their football teams.

Quite frankly, with both teams entering the game 5-1 and backed up by a decade of success removed from each other in conference play, why shouldn't they be automatic rivals?

The Red Raiders are buying the idea, but not for the same reasons fans might.

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