The renewal process has begun for the 2017 season and the big question is will anyone be renewing?

The Red Raiders went 3 and 3 at home last season losing all three Big 12 games inside of the Jones. In 2017 they won't have the benefit of playing the Longhorns or the Sooners inside the 806 next season.

The home lineup includes Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Kansas State and TCU. The 6th game? FCS juggernaut Eastern Washington.

That's not a bad lineup but it's not a great one either. Theoretically these games are winnable but that term has been relative lately in Lubbock with the home field hardly being an advantage in the Kingsbury era.

The good news is that there will be no price increase.There will also be a seven-month, interest-free payment plan option for fans.

“We’re fortunate to have some of the best fans in college football,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “We made it a priority to not increase season ticket prices for the 2017 season, maintaining our tradition of having one of the most affordable stadiums in the country. We can’t thank our fan base enough for their tremendous support and for making Jones AT&T Stadium one of the best home-field environments in the country.”

According to, Texas Tech fans can renew their season tickets in multiple ways. Online, or by the mailed booklet sent out this week. You can also call 806-742-TECH and speak to a ticket office representative. You have until February 28th to renew.

The Texas Tech release about the renewal boasted about the nations offense and how Texas Tech ended the 2016 campaign as the nation’s leader in total offense and passing offense after averaging over 40 points per game for a second-straight season. "Texas Tech has scored at least 50 points in eight of its last 10 games inside the friendly confines of Jones AT&T Stadium." They said.

That's all true but 2017 won't feature Patrick Mahomes.

I'm intrigued, anxious and apprehensive about the defensive improvement in 2017 but I'm excited about the return of Dakota Allen, the linebacker from 2015.

Also, the 2017 season will mark the Red Raiders’ first on the new FieldTurf surface that is currently being installed at Jones AT&T Stadium. So, there is that.

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