Texas Tech fires head coach Kliff Kingsbury

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Texas Tech Athletic Administration has fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He guided the team to a 5-6 mark this season.

In went 35-39 in six seasons as the Red Raiders head coach. He also went 1-2 in Bowl games. After winning the Holiday Bowl in 2013, his team lost the Texas Bowl in 2015 and the Birmingham Bowl in 2017.

Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury talking to an official against the TCU Horned Frogs
Kliff Kingsbury talking to an official against the TCU Horned Frogs (Getty Images)

His best season at his alma mater was an 8-5 mark in 2013. Since that one season and a 7-6 mark in 2015, Kingsbury could not win more than six games in the other four seasons.

The Red Raiders lost their season opener to the Ole Miss Rebels on September 1st. Texas Tech then went on a three-game win streak, defeating the Lamar Cardinals, Houston Cougars, and No. 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Following the win over the Cowboys, the team was ranked in the Associated Press poll in the 25th spot. This was the only time they were ranked all season.

They then lost 42-34 to the then-No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers. The team then won two straight, defeating the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, 17-14 on October 11th. Then, they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks, 48-16, on October 20th.

The Red Raiders then lost their final four games of the season. They were defeated 40-31 to the Iowa State Cyclones on October 27th. Texas Tech lost 51-46 to the then-No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners on November 3rd.

Texas Tech lost 41-34 to the then-No. 15 Texas Longhorns on November 10th. They lost in their season finale, 21-6, to the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday.

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