Kliff Kingsbury Will Keep Texas Tech Red Raiders Pattern Going

By Andy Schmidt
Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The last number of years has seen a mentality of throwing the ball all over the place for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. That isn’t going to change with new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who played at Texas Tech and won’t change what has worked for the program in the past. Kingsbury does have some pressure on him however to win a Big 12 title sooner rather than later.

The Red Raiders were 8-5 last season and could turn the quarterback position over to sophomore Michael Brewer, who threw for 375 yards in 2012. Kingsbury will likely want whoever takes over at quarterback to throw for over 4,500 yards during this season.

I like the move to have Kingsbury come in, though. He just came off a season where he was at Texas A&M with Johnny Manziel and the hoopla that was involved with that. There may not be the same amount of media attention paid to Texas Tech this season, but last season’s experience can only be a positive.

There are definitely some tough games on the 2013 schedule for the Red Raiders, and that won’t make things easy on Kingsbury in his first year, as the expectations are sky high right now. I would think that the Red Raiders find a way to win nine or ten games during the 2013 season. The quarterback position is an obvious question mark but I’m positive that Kingsbury will have that figured out before the season begins on Aug. 30.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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