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Kingsbury has brought success back to Lubbock.
Years with Team: 1
W-L with Team: 6-0
Last Year’s Record: N/A
Kliff Kingsbury is well known for being one of the most successful quarterbacks to ever play in Lubbock. Throughout his playing career with the Red Raiders from 1998-2002, he broke 39 school records, 13 Big 12 records and seven FBS records.
Now, he’s trying to accomplish something no head coach in Texas Tech history has accomplished: Win a Big 12 title.
Through six week, Kingsbury has the Red Raiders sitting pretty at 6-0. The team has put up 41.8 points per game, while boasting the nation’s No. 3-ranked passing attack.
But surprisingly, Texas Tech has also been proficient on defense, ranking No. 15 in scoring (17.3 PPGA).
Kingsbury has helped mentor both Baker Mayfield (65.7 CMP%, 1,488 yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs, 136.0 QBR) and Davis Webb (56.3 CMP%, 965 yards, 9 TDs, 5 INTs, 136.3 QBR).
However, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. He most recently helped tutor Johnny Manziel into a Heisman Trophy winner as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M last year. Kingsbury was honored with Footballscoop.com’s National Coordinator of the Year award.
With two road tests ahead—at West Virginia and at No. 18 Oklahoma—we’ll get a good look to see just how good this Red Raiders team is.
If they win both, it’ll be pretty tough to argue against Kingsbury’s claim to the award.