Kliff Kingsbury was too turnt up for real. Now that he's the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, he can only hope he'll be able to get along with his players the same way he did with his guys at Texas Tech.
Kliff Kingsbury probably walked into his AZ interview with a deep v neck and this video and Steve Keim offered him on the spot pic.twitter.com/rNvkhU68f5— Lydia Cruz (@TheLydiaCruz) January 9, 2019
After the hiring of the newly-named Cardinals head coach, a 2014 video resurfaced of the 39-year-old sporting a "Too Turnt Up" T-shirt and leading the dance circle with his former Texas Tech players.
The Cardinals' curious signing of Kingsbury could be the sign of the team adjusting to a new generation of NFL player, and if so he fits right in with these moves.
In under two months, Kliff Kingsbury has been:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 8, 2019
-Fired as Texas Tech head coach (Nov. 26)
-Hired as USC OC (Dec. 5)
-Hired by Arizona Cardinals as head coach (Jan. 8) pic.twitter.com/JRGEsQA6ub
Kingsbury will be tasked with installing a fresh, new offensive system that captures the imagination of fans in Arizona.
Some questioned the move after Kingsbury was fired from his alma mater after posting a 35-40 record. Detractors of Kingsbury also point to a lack of maturity, which this video may be used as an example of by critics.
Those in favor of his hiring in Arizona point to his time as the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M with Johnny Manziel. At A&M Kingsbury faced SEC competition with future pro talent and lit it up. He also factored in to the development of current MVP favorite Patrick Mahomes and to a lesser extent Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma.
Arizona signed Kingsbury to a four-year deal, with a fifth-year team option, giving the young coach time to install his system and put pieces around QB Josh Rosen.