Will Texas Tech be looking for a new coach?

Posted Apr 16, 2012

From the Scout publishers, here's the inside info on the key questions this spring.

Spring 2012 - Key Questions

Texas Tech

What's happening this spring season? Several FSN publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football. Scroll down for the links to all the spring questions.

Q: Is this really it for Tommy Tuberville? Will a winning season be enough?

From Joseph Yeager, www.texastech.scout.com … I suspect a 7-5 mark probably buys Tuberville another season. Anything below that and he could be in severe danger of losing his job.

The team has to win all the close games. Tech lost by five points to Texas A&M and by seven points to Kansas State. However, I never really felt Tech was going to win either of those games. It was an uphill battle all the way in both losses. The only loss in which Tech had a good shot of winning was the game at Missouri. I imagine the coaching staff views those losses similar to how I view them, and for that reason, is not promulgating a "we-were-on-the-lip-of-the-cup narrative."

Is there any hope for a defensive turnaround?

I think a complete turnaround is unrealistic, but improvement is highly likely and significant improvement within the realm of possibility. If the defense does improve significantly, the Red Raiders could go 8-4.

What's the biggest insider storyline from this spring that the average fan should know about?

It looks like Tech has two developing stars on defense - cornerback Cornelius Douglas and middle linebacker Will Smith. I hesitate to make any grand predictions based on spring practice, but it looks like Douglas and Smith could be your proverbial "difference-makers."

- Is Florida's offense going to be any better?
- Will Utah's O roll with Jordan Wynn back?
- Is Washington State ready to roll under Mike Leach?
- Will Texas Tech be looking for a new coach?

- Is Texas A&M's O going to go Houston?
- Coaching aside, what's missing at Arkansas?
- Does North Carolina have any talent left?
- Is Oregon a true national title contender?
- Is the Marshall O going to be better?

- Really, who is Notre Dame's best QB option?
- What does Michigan have to do to beat Bama?
- How have things changed at Arizona State?
- Is BYU motivated as an independent?
- Does the Oklahoma D have a new attitude?
- Is Southern Miss starting from scratch?
- Is anything improving at Duke?
- Is Cal's Jeff Tedford on any real hot seat?
- Does Wisconsin have a receiving corps?
- Is SMU RB Zach Line back and healthy?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?

- Is The Nevin Shapiro Case Affecting Miami?
- How Is UCLA Different So Far Under Jim Mora?
- Will Florida State Finally Turn The Corner?
- Will Rutgers Be Better Without Greg Schiano?
- Will The Alabama Defense Be As Good As 2011?
- Can Boise State Go On Without Kellen Moore?
- Who Are Northwestern's New Offensive Weapons?
- Is Clemson Over The Orange Bowl Disaster?
- Who's The Next Great Illinois D Lineman?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?