Texas Tech hired one of its own Wednesday, bringing back former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury to become the head coach. Kingsbury was offered the job in the afternoon and Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the news with a video posted on Twitter not long after. “Wreck ’em Tech,” Kingsbury said in the video, giving the school’s Guns Up sign. Kingsbury coached Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel this year and was the first in a string of record-setting quarterbacks for the Red Raiders under former coach Mike Leach. He has never been a head coach and at 33, he’ll be one of the youngest in major college football. Kingsbury succeeds Tommy Tuberville, who left unexpectedly last week to take the Cincinnati job.
– Associated Press