Kliff Kingsbury jabs at Tuberville, wants to schedule Cincinnati next year
Posted by: Pete Roussel on December 14, 2012
Kliff Kingsbury (33) was introduced on Friday as the Texas Tech head coach.
Right out of the gate, Kingsbury took a jab at former head coach Tommy Tuberville, who mentioned the difficulties of dealing with the wind that swoops across West Texas from time to time.
After stating that it's good to be home, Kingsbury said, "I find it a little poetic that it's a classic windy West Texas day. I'm going on record that I actually enjoy the (West Texas) wind. You'll never hear me complain about it."
Kingsbury went on to say, "When I got into coaching, I went to the University of Houston, that was a business decision. When I went to 'that other university,' that was definitely a business decision, but being here now, this is personal to me. This is where I want to be."
"As far as football goes, I'm more of a walking type guy, not a talking type guy, so I let y'all see that if the fall."
Kingsbury wasn't done with Tubs.
In fact, he stated, "One last request for Kirby (Hocutt), I was going to see if there is any way possible we could get Cincinnati on the schedule next year."
About his team, he said, "I know it's not broken. It was a 7-5 team that easily could have been 10-2."
The Kingsbury era will open at SMU next season.
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