Former New Braunfels QB Kliff Kingsbury hired as Arizona Cardinals head coach

Kingsbury was fired from Texas Tech, but lands NFL coaching job

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to a deal to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The team made it official Tuesday on its Twitter account.

Kingsbury, 39, was recently hired as the offensive coordinator at Southern Cal after he was fired as Texas Tech's head coach after the Red Raiders finished 5-7 and seventh in the Big 12 this season.

Kingsbury's overall record at Texas Tech was 35-40. 

It's a stunning turn of events for Kingsbury to go from fired college head coach to NFL head coach in the span of months.

Kingsbury was born in San Antonio and was an all-state quarterback at New Braunfels High School.

He played at Texas Tech from 1998-2002 and played three seasons in the NFL.

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