Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the hiring of Kliff Kingsbury as the school's next head football coach via a video on Twitter on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Kingsbury, a former Red Raider quarterback, spent the last three seasons as an offensive coordinator under Kevin Sumlin at Houston and Texas A&M. In total, Kingsbury has been coaching for five years, but only the last three as a full-time
Kingsbury was in Lubbock Wednesday afternoon, when coachingsearch.com first reported he had been offered the head coaching job.
Hocutt was in South Carolina on Tuesday to interview Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.
Kingsbury, however, has been the popular choice to fill the void left by Tommy Tuberville.
Kingsbury helped guide the Aggies to a 10-2 record in their first season in the SEC, and helped morph redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel into a Heisman Trophy winner.
Under Kingsbury's watch, Manziel total 4,600 yards of offense during the regular season.
By Jose Rodriguez - Special to the Star-Telegram