Kliff Kingsbury accepted the head coach position at Texas Tech Wednesday night.
Kiff Kingsbury accepted the head coaching position at Texas Tech Wednesday night, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt confirmed on Twitter.
The now former Texas A&M Offensive Coordinator was a former record-setting quarterback at Texas Tech from 1998 to 2002.
In his first season at Texas A&M, Kingsbury coached Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and helped lead the Aggies to a No. 9 ranking and a 10-2 regular season record. His offense ranked as the 14th best passing offense, 13th best rushing offense and third best scoring offense in the nation after the regular season.
Kingsbury’s coaching career began when he accepted the position of quality control at the University of Houston in August 2008. Kingsbury took over as co-offensive coordinator for the Cougars and would assume the full role of OC the following year.
As a player, Kingsbury took over as the Red Raiders starting quarterback for the final game of his freshman year. He would go on to start three years for the Red Raiders and set 39 school records, 13 Big 12 records, and seven NCAA records en route to 12,429 career passing yards and 95 touchdowns. He won the Sammy Baugh Trophy his senior year for the nation’s best collegiate passer. In 2002, he was also named Verizon Player of the Year, and Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year.
Kingsbury was drafted in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons with the Patriots and also spent time with the Saints, Broncos, Jets, and Bills.
The majority of Texas Tech fan seem to be warmly welcoming Kingsbury's return to the South Plains