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Did USC just reveal the relationship status of ex-Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury?

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury poses with cheerleaders and the Red Raider mascot at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, during Big 12 Media Days on Monday, July 16.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury poses with cheerleaders and the Red Raider mascot at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, during Big 12 Media Days on Monday, July 16. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The marriage between Kliff Kingsbury and USC is complete.

Earlier this month, reports confirmed that coach Clay Helton’s offered Kingsbury the position of Trojans offensive coordinator.

Kingsbury spent the past six seasons as the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but was fired in November.

And apparently the school is very aware of his status as one of the sport’s most eligible bachelors.

On the university’s official announcement of Kingsbury’s hire, it’s mentioned that “he is single.”

Here is what Eric Morris, the head coach at the University of Incarnate Word and a friend of Kingsbury’s, told the Los Angeles Times about Kingsbury’s off-the-field status.

“It fits his personality a lot more than Lubbock, Texas,” Morris said. “He hasn’t had a great social life over the last six years living in a small community in a college town. It’s hard for him to get out as a head coach and really enjoy himself.

“I think it will be a great change of pace for him and allow him to enjoy life a little bit and not be so consumed with football all the time. And that’s what I told him. I said, ‘Hey, you need to go out and enjoy yourself, enjoy the beautiful weather and the beautiful scenery and the beautiful women in Southern California.’”

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

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Peter Dawson is a digital sports reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He covers the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers and Stars, as well as college and high school sports in DFW and the state of Texas. He also co-hosts the “High School Huddle” podcast.

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