Today is the day that football fans have been looking forward to since a disappointing 2011-2012 season. The Red Raiders are opening spring practice installing yet another defense. With the departure of Chad Glasgow, the Red Raiders are moving from the 4-2-5 experiment of last year, to the more traditional 4-3 defense.

The Red Raiders also look to add wrinkles into an offense that played brilliantly at times last year, for example the Oklahoma game, but looked lost and confused at other times. The Iowa State and Oklahoma State games come to mind. The Red Raiders are also looking to add some consistency to the offense and better establish the running game.

The defense is where most peoples concern lie. The Red Raiders are now on their fourth defensive coordinator in as many years, allowing minimal consistency at best. The 4-3 is a better fit for the Red Raiders, who were gashed in the run game last year, one of the downfalls of the 4-2-5 defense.

1340 the Fan will keep you updated with more spring football information as we find it out.