Kingsbury named Texas Tech head football coach

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury is returning to his alma mater.

Kliff Kingsbury (Kevin Tuno)

Kingsbury has been named the Texas Tech head coach, just days after Tommy Tuberville shocked the Red Raiders to join the Cincinnati Bearcats as their head coach. He was named head football coach on Wednesday.

Kingsbury was ther Red Raiders quarterback from 1998 to 2002. He spent one season at Texas A&M as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, where he mentored Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Prior to arriving in College Station, he was an assistant coach at Houston from 2009 to 2011 with Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin. While there, he mentored Case Keenum, who is currently on the Houston Texans practice squad.

The Cougars led the nation in 2011 in total offense, passing offense, and scoring.

He is regarded as one of the most celebrated players in the history of the Red Raiders football program. He takes over a team that went 7-5 this season and will play Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Texas on December 28th.

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