Kings­bury agrees to 4-year deal with Tech


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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.

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