LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders before the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Kansas State Wildcats on November 14, 2015 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 59-44. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

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Big 12 takeaway: With Briles gone, Kliff Kingsbury is the league’s new QB guru

Posted July 18th, 2016


DALLAS — I’m not saying the five Big 12 coaches on Monday were dull, but the highlight other than Mike Gundy’s mini-mullett hairstyle may have been the endless questions to Kliff Kingsbury about the quarterbacks he no longer coaches.

Kingsbury was quizzed about everyone from Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) to Michael Brewer (Virginia Tech), but there may not be a better quarterback evaluator than the Texas Tech coach, who may be able to count his current quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, as the best in the Big 12.

And Matt Campbell was impressive in his debut as Iowa State’s new coach, but we’ll see if he betters his predecessor, Paul Rhoads. Kansas’ David Beaty may be the most sincere coach in the league, and TCU’s Gary Patterson is still so intense, you think with one wrong question he’d bolt from his chair in full attack mode. Still, most of the coaching rhetoric was all background noise to the ongoing Baylor sexual assault saga.


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