Despite previous rumors about Kliff Kingsbury potentially playing in Texas Tech’s spring game, it appears as if the 34-year-old head coach will not be suiting up.
I’m told Kliff Kingsbury will not play in Tech’s spring game.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) April 7, 2014
Earlier: Kliff Kingsbury gave up the dream of becoming a starting NFL quarterback back in 2008 when he signed on to become a member of Houston’s coaching staff. And though the former Texas Tech quarterback, who is now the Red Raiders head coach, has been successful in his new profession, apparently he still has the itch for some action on the field. According to David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest, Kingsbury is considering playing a series in his team’s spring game next Saturday.
Kliff Kingsbury is considering playing a series in Texas Tech’s upcoming spring game.
— David Ubben (@davidubben) April 4, 2014
While this is obviously as much a publicity stunt as it is a true desire of Kingsbury’s to return to the field, it’s certainly something we haven’t seen before. Kingsbury is only 34 years old, so he should still have plenty left in the tank. That being said, it would be interesting to see if his players would light him up, given the chance.