Kingsbury agrees to 4-year deal with Tech
setting Red Raiders quarterbacks, was hired Wednesday to succeed Tommy Tuberville, who left unexpectedly for Cincinnati less than a week ago after logging three losing Big 12 seasons in West Texas.
The 33-year-old Kingsbury has never been a head coach. He’s the youngest head coach of a BCS school and the second-youngest in the Football Bowl Subdivision behind Toledo’s Matt Campbell.
Kingsbury has a fouryear deal that averages $2 million a year — not bad for a guy who just five years ago was making less than $30,000 a year as a quality control assistant at Houston.
He promised a “young and energetic” coaching staff and has already gotten Eric Morris, a former Red Raiders receiver who coached with Leach this season at Washington State, and Kevin Curtis, a former
New Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury (right) is greeted by Board of Regents member John Scovell on Friday.