Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury named head coach at Texas Tech

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Texas Tech brought back one of its own to be Tommy Tuberville’s successor in former Red Raider quarterback and, now, former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders named Kingsbury their head coach earlier this evening.

Kingsbury led the SEC’s most explosive offense at Texas A&M in their inaugural season in the league, and he helped develop Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and his monster season. The Aggies led the SEC in scoring at 44.8 points per game with over 550 yards of total offense per game.

Kingsbury, 33, will be the youngest head coach in major college football.

But who will replace Kingsbury at Texas A&M?

Johnny Manziel parlayed his thoughts on who the successor should be earlier today via Twitter:

Manziel is talking about Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, who just happens to be the highest paid assistant in college football at $1.3 million per year. A huge year at Texas A&M gets you a big-time head coaching gig apparently, as evidenced by Kingsbury’s departure. Morris was rumored to have interviewed for several open jobs, but he hasn’t had his own gig yet. He is a graduate of Texas A&M from Edgewood, Texas.

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

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