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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Kingsbury cliff was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after defeating former record quarterback Red Raiders Head coach Kirby Hocutt announced the change after meeting Kingsbury, the day after the Red Raiders lost their third consecutive consecutive defeat and lost to Baylor.

35: 24 The chance to use the bowls was their fifth consecutive defeat after a 5-2 draw this year.

"I'd like to thank Kliff Kingsbury for his six-year stint in our football program," said Hocutt worked very hard and presented us in a first-class manner. "

Kingsbury finished 35-40 in an all-time record, a gain of .467, better than just two 14 Texas Tech coaches in the history of the program.

The Red Raiders were 19-35 in Big 12 Games at Kingsbury, including 3-6 in the conference each of the last three seasons. You have passed nine consecutive seasons without a record in Big 12.

The Red Raiders ended 8: 5 after a 7-0 win at Kingsbury's debut in 2013. They lost in five games before defeating Arizona State at the Holiday Bowl to end his best season ,

"For what he has done and contributed to Texas Tech, he was an athlete, student, and football coach," Cliff Kingsbury has a special place in the hearts of the Red Raiders, "said Texas President Lawrence Schovanec he was a role model for class and character, and he always has the best interests of his student-athletes in the foreground. I admire and appreciate everything he has done for Texas Tech. "

Kingsbury was only 33 years old when he did so. After Tommy Tuberville's unexpected resignation after the 2012 season, he took over the leadership of his alma mater.

Zu At the time, Kingsbury had his only offensive season at Texas A & M in 2012, when Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, having previously trained Kingsbury Case Keenum in Houston.

Kingsburys Specialty is the quarterback, the position he played 43 games at Texas Tech while he threw for 12,429 yards and 95 touchdowns from 1999 to 2002.

Texas Tech's home quarterbacks at Kingsbury including Baker Mayfield, Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes.

In Kingsbury's first game as Tech's coach in 2013, Mayfield was the first walk-in real Newman quarterback to kick off a season opener for a FBS team Mayfield later moved to Oklahoma, where he became Heisman Trophy winner, and became the # 1 overall designer earlier this year.

Texas Tech used three quarterbacks this season, and all were hampered by injuries.

Offspring McLane Carter suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the season opener. Alan Bowman took the lead and was the nation's leading passer before being knocked out twice this season because of a partially deflated lung. Bowman missed the last three games after hitting 2,638 yards and 17 touchdowns in 8 games.

After Saturday's game, Bowman tweeted that Kingsbury was "the best coach I've ever had, even a better person, they do not understand the work he's doing behind closed doors."

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