Following one of the worst losses in his tenure at Texas Tech, head coach Kliff Kingsbury met with the media to address many questions surrounding the team’s and his future. Kliff opened with a statement for the first time all year.
Here is one thing I would like to address, and then the rest of the press conference, including quotes from Patrick Mahomes and Justis Nelson, will be shown via tweets from people that were there.
- Someone asked Kliff about moving into a CEO-type role and handing over the offensive play calling. He said he would address that in the off-season. I think it is absurd to be honest. I honestly don’t understand how anyone could think this is a realistic and good answer. Kliff’s offenses have been at the top of the NCAA since he took over at Houston, and two bad games of stagnant offense (West Virginia and Iowa State) don’t change the fact that he’s an offensive genius and there isn’t another person that can be hired to call a better game than him and develop QB talent. Mike Leach has always been considered an offensive genius, but do you remember when we scored three points against TCU, or six against Colorado? His offense had bad games too. As long as Kliff is at Tech, he needs to call the offensive plays.
Kingsbury on calling this his best team yet:— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_KAMC) November 21, 2016
"I think I overestimated how we would develop and how we'd come along."
Kingsbury: moving me to just as a CEO type is something to be considered next year— Nicholas Ryan Talbot (@NicholasRTalbot) November 21, 2016
I feel that Kliff Kingsbury was a stand-up guy in today's presser, but he IS a stand-up guy so that didn't surprise me.— Jarret Johnson (@JohnsonJarret) November 21, 2016
Patrick Mahomes on the loss to Iowa State pic.twitter.com/KwK3FCFu6d— Nicholas Ryan Talbot (@NicholasRTalbot) November 21, 2016
Mahomes: everyone was embarrassed but we wanna get back out there but we wanna prove we still have pride and respect for the program— Nicholas Ryan Talbot (@NicholasRTalbot) November 21, 2016
Mahomes on his future at Texas Tech:— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_KAMC) November 21, 2016
"Leaving the program would be tough. I want to win a Big 12 title here."
Justus Nelson on the loss to Iowa State pic.twitter.com/EjhQmPcYNU— Nicholas Ryan Talbot (@NicholasRTalbot) November 21, 2016