Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/2/13
There is a lot of excitement at Texas Tech after the Red Raiders hired former quarterback Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach shortly after former head football coach Tommy Tuberville left three recruits and several assistants in the middle of dinner at Lubbock’s popular “50 Yard Line” and bolted for Cincinnati back in December.Kingsbury was the general of Mike Leach’s first “air raid” offense from 1999 to 2002 and amassed 1,231 completions on 1,883 attempts for 12,429 yards with 95 touchdowns and 40 interceptions in 48 games.He started one of those games his freshman season in 1998 and helped the Red Raiders upset Oklahoma and give Spike Dykes a win in his final game as the Texas Tech head coach.  Kingsbury was only the third quarterback to pass for 10,000 yards when he finished his college career with a 55-10 victory over Clemson in the Tangerine Bowl. Kingsbury won the Sammy Baugh Trophy his senior year given to the nation’s best passer each year.Kingsbury didn’t have a very prod...
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