LUBBOCK, Texas -- The students are lining the south end zone in a newly renovated Jones AT&T Stadium, and the rest of the fans are outside tailgating as we're a little under two hours from kickoff for the final game of the Big 12's opening weekend.
Starting quarterback Taylor Potts just left the field after a brief warm-up.
There's not a cloud in sight from up here in the press box, and a cool morning has given way to a 90-plus degree afternoon set for football. The Tommy Tuberville era is not quite here yet, but it's fast approaching, and the Tuberville-requested red shirts around the stadium and the crowd surrounding the players for the inaugural "Raider Walk" suggest anticipation is high. Not to mention the record-breaking season ticket sales.
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