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Texas Tech Reportedly Wants Brent Venables If It Fires Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury celebrating on Texas Tech's sideline.

LUBBOCK, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury (center) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts on the sidelines against the TCU Horned Frogs on September 26, 2015 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. TCU won the game 55-52. Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

Kliff Kingsbury is in his sixth year at Texas Tech, and while his teams have been competitive, the Red Raiders have yet to post a winning record in the Big 12 during his tenure. One reporter thinks the Kingsbury era could be coming to an end.

Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that he'll be "very surprised" if Kingsbury keeps his job after this season. Bohls also claims to know who the program will look to if it decides to make a change.

Bohls says the Red Raiders would "look seriously" at Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

Venables is one of the top-paid assistant coaches in the country. He's been with the Tigers since 2012, coming over from Oklahoma.

Of course, there's no guarantee that Venables would be interested in the job, if it became available. Surely, he'll be asked about it this week.

Kingsbury, in his six years, has a 35-39 record with the Red Raiders. This year, the squad is 5-6 in need of a victory against Baylor to reach a bowl game.

It's going to be an interesting Saturday in Lubbock.