This is one of those VERY creepy coincidences

Texas Tech Basketball has a mantra: 4 to 1. It's a statement about being more mentally tough than physically tough. This past week, Coach Beard revealed his new 4-1 tattoo.

Got all that? Now get ready for this. Wednesday night, Texas Tech dropped a game to Iowa State, and now their record is 4-1 in the Big 12. (Insert Twilight Zone music here).

Does anybody else find this to be exceptionally weird? Does anyone else want to check Coach Beard's back tattoo and see if it updates after the next game? Is there witchery involved in all of this? Can we cast a new spell to go undefeated for the rest of the season?

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