Texas Tech’s leading man knows he’s coaching for his job this season.
Kliff Kingsbury was a hot name in the college football head coaching rankings a couple of years ago, but it’s been downhill since.
The 37-year-old head coach won 8 games in his first season in 2013, but has gone 16-21 in the three seasons since.
Kingsbury admitted at Big 12 Media Days that he’s coaching for his job this season. Although, he says you’re really coaching for your job every year.
“It comes with the territory. Obviously, we know what’s at stake. We know we have to be much-improved,” Kingsbury said, per the Star-Telegram. “But that’s part of the job. Everybody but the four that make the playoff are basically on the hot seat in college football. You’re coaching for your job every year and we know that. I don’t feel any more pressure than I ever have. I always expect to win.”
Kingsbury is entering his fifth year at the helm of Texas Tech’s program. If the Red Raiders don’t show promise this fall, it wouldn’t be surprising if the athletic department decides to make a change.
Texas Tech opens it season on Sept. 2 against Eastern Washington.