Kliff Kingsbury seamlessly becomes Charlie Weis. Not since Michael Jackson’s Black or White has there been anything so creepy. Some might argue it’s cool. I’d wager that all the recruits’ mothers who dream of a Guns Up visit from Kingsbury would disagree.
[dropcap]K[/dropcap]liff 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.
— Blayne Beal (@BlayneBeal) February 19, 2013
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.