Kingsbury will creative license over uniforms

By on February 19, 2013
New white helmets for Texas Tech? (Photo: @karsonland1)

New white helmets for Texas Tech? (Photo: @karsonland1)

Kliff Kingsbury’s five-year contract with Texas Tech will pay him $10.5 million, but could be worth up to $13.5 million with bonuses.

In addition, Kingsbury will have “creative license” in uniform design, according to Texas Tech associate A.D. Blayne Beal via Twitter.


In January, Karson Land tweeted photos of a new white helmet design (above).

Kingsbury’s average salary at Texas Tech will be between $2.1 million and $2.7 million per season. At $2.1 million, it would ranked ninth out of 10 Big 12 head coaches in 2012. The high end of $2.7 million would be more than what six Big 12 coaches earned last year, including former former Red Raider coach Tommy Tuberville.

Kingsbury earned $400,000 last year as Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator. He made less than $30,000 as a quality control assistant at the University of Houston just five years ago.

The 33-year-old Kingsbury never has been a head coach. He’s the youngest head coach of a BCS school and the second-youngest in the Football Bowl Subdivision behind Toledo’s Matt Campbell.

In 2012, Kingsbury was Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach where he coached Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.