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Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury apologizes to program after loss

September 29 2016: Texas Tech University head coack Kliff Kingsbury watches from the sidelines during the Texas Tech University Red Raider's 55-19 victory over the University of Kansas Jayhawks at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX. (Photo by Sam Grenadier/Icon Sportswire)
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This season has not been a fun campaign for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The school currently owns an even 3-3 record that includes back-to-back losses in the Big 12 while putting the pressure on head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

The Red Raiders lost their second straight Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon in embarrassing fashion as the West Virginia Mountaineers came into Lubbock and left with a blowout win. The 48-17 final score left Kingsbury frustrated and embarrassed over his team’s effort at home in a game that was a big chance for the Red Raiders to earn a win over a top 25 opponent.

Instead, the Red Raiders’ usually high-powered offense managed just 17 points as Kingsbury faced the music postgame for what he felt was an unacceptable performance. The former Red Raiders’ quarterback and current head coach apologized to the entire program, school and fans for the effort that was put on display.

“That’s as bad as I’ve ever seen Texas Tech play, I’d like to apologize to the fans, student body and alumni,” Kingsbury said, via Chris Level of RedRaiderSports.com, after the game.

Kingsbury has done good things with the Texas Tech offense as a head coach, but his record has been less than stellar since his debut season in 2013. Apologizing to the fans is a good start for Kingsbury, but if he wants to avoid the hot seat, the Red Raiders will need to pick up an upset or two in the Big 12 after a disappointment of a 3-3 start to the season.

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