Kliff Kingsbury quickly emerged as a coaching candidate in the NFL due to his unique offensive scheme. However, the 39-year-old coach is also an innovator when it comes to monitoring his players.
Before Kingsbury landed the job with Arizona, he made a name for himself at Texas Tech. It wasn’t until this past season that the Red Raiders decided to part ways with him.
While his tenure with Texas Tech is officially in the past, an old interview is starting to circulate that involves Kingsbury.
In 2016, Kingsbury went on former NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk’s podcast to discuss several topics. During his time on the show, he revealed an interesting tactic he had to track his players’ activity on social media.
Kingsbury admit that the Texas Tech coaching staff would create fake social media accounts to spy on their players. He also said that most of his players would automatically accept requests from accounts that had a profile picture of a girl.
From the interview on “The Hawkcast” with A.J. Hawk:
“We have fake accounts with cute girls that they add right now so we can see what’s going on, who’s tweeting what,” Kingsbury said. “Those are heavily monitored, for sure.”
Kingsbury hasn’t faced any questions about this matter due to the Cardinals’ offseason coming to an end. It’ll be interesting to see how his current players react to their coach’s past comments.
The full podcast interview can be seen here.