Kingsbury receives promotion
The recent departure of assistant coach Dana Holgorsen to Oklahoma State left the Cougars with yet another opening on their coaching staff. Head coach Kevin Sumlin wasted no time in naming a replacement, promoting offensive quality control assistant Kliff Kingsbury to full-time assistant coach on Monday.
As for the specific duties Kingsbury will inherit, Sumlin declined to elaborate and will make that announcement after Feb. 3, National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
While his duties may still be unclear, what is clear is that Kingsbury is looking forward to the challenge.
“I am really excited about this opportunity,” Kingsbury said in a statement released by the University. “This is where I want to be. I just feel this is a huge opportunity for me, and I am very thankful that coach Sumlin believes in me and is giving me this opportunity.”
Kingsbury, 30, was a four-year letterman at Texas Tech under Holgorsen and set 39 school records, 16 Big 12 marks and 17 NCAA records during his career. He joined Sumlin’s staff in the spring of 2008 and prior to that spent the 2007 season in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after spending four years in the NFL.
“Hopefully, my knowledge of this offense will help us get even better,” Kingsbury said. “I grew up in this offense in college (Texas Tech), and I have seen other offenses while I was in the NFL and CFL, so I feel pretty good in my overall knowledge of wide-open offenses.”