Texas Tech's hellish end to the season has led to an equally hellish end for head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who was officially fired Sunday morning following a 35-24 loss to 6-6 Baylor on Saturday.
Breaking: Texas Tech has fired coach Kliff Kingsbury after the Red Raiders finished with a third consecutive losing season, a source confirmed to ESPN. pic.twitter.com/XT6utDeFpx— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 25, 2018
Texas Tech finished the season losing its last five games to finish with a 5-7 record and third straight losing season.
Kingsbury first became the head coach in 2013 at age 34 and went 8-5 in what would be his best season. His teams are known for having fantastic offenses, as he coached Patrick Mahomes into being the dynamo that he is today, but they often lack the defensive firepower to go along with it. That's why analysts seem to believe that he could be a solid NFL offensive coordinator should he decide to leave the college ranks entirely.
Don't be surprised If Kliff Kingsbury ends up as an NFL OC in 2019. Brilliant offensive mind who stays on top of everything with his film study of cutting edge stuff in NFL and college each week. https://t.co/sDJgJMAtPp— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 25, 2018
Texas Tech lost to four unranked teams this season, with two of those losses coming at home. Kliff Kingsbury