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Check Out Texas Tech’s New Locker Room

The Red Raiders fire the latest shot in the college football arms race that is facility upgrades, and it’s one heck of a shot.

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It was back in April of 2016 when country music legend Merle Haggard passed away. On that day, Texas Tech Strength and Conditioning coach Rusty Whitt somberly played “Sing me back home” in remembrance of the super star of old school outlaw country. Yesterday evening, Texas Tech lifted the veil on its brand new football locker room and it would not surprise me if Coach Whitt sang a different tune by Merle Haggard, one that says “And my new home has a flashy neon sign”.

That is the first thing players see as they enter the actual locker area of the locker room:  a substantially large, brightly lit, neon Double T and hoo boy is it flashy. The whole locker room is flashy and utterly modernized with a metallic, neon, industrial look.  This is the first major renovation that I can remember and the players seem to have really taken to it.

You’ll notice that little knob in the top left cubbyhole. That is actually AC ventilation for the inside of the players helmet to keep it cool and dry. That is next level luxury.

It also looks like the locker room renovations aren’t the only thing getting an upgrade around Lubbock. Players are enjoying upgraded weight rooms, equipment and soon will enjoy the use a brand new indoor practice facility. It is these sort of investments in the facility arms race that will pay off of the recruiting trail.

Obviously, the coaches are excited about it as well.

“We are fortunate that our administration and donors actively invest in our student-athletes, who spend countless hours in the FTF during the year,” Kingsbury said in the Red Raiders press release. “These renovations will not only greatly impact their lives but also the future of our program as we continue to recruit future student-athletes to this great university.”

The Red Raider’s new digs are certainly impressive.

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