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Texas Tech fires coach Kliff Kingsbury after 6 seasons at his alma mater

Mean Tweets, Texas Tech Red Raiders Edition

Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel, and his young assistant, read their latest installment of Mean Tweets, provided this time by Texas Tech Red Raider fans
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel, and his young assistant, read their latest installment of Mean Tweets, provided this time by Texas Tech Red Raider fans

Kliff Kingsbury has been fired at Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach.

Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move in a news release Sunday, a day after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season with a 35-24 loss to Baylor when they had a chance to get bowl eligible. That was their fifth straight loss after a 5-2 start this year.

Kingsbury finished with a 35-40 record. The Red Raiders were 19-35 in the Big 12 games during that span.

The Red Raiders started 7-0 in Kingsbury’s debut in 2013. They finished 8-5, capped by a win over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl, for what ended up being his best season.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury reacts to his team’s upset 17-14 win at TCU on Thursday night.

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