Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury on the sidelines in the first half against the Baylor Bears at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Kliff Kingsbury Considering Playing in Texas Tech Spring Game


Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury (left) and quarterback Davis Webb (7) pose after the 2013 Holiday Bowl against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Qualcomm Stadium. Texas Tech defeated Arizona State 37-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury (left) and quarterback Davis Webb (7) pose after the 2013 Holiday Bowl against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Qualcomm Stadium. Texas Tech defeated Arizona State 37-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The most fantastic news of the year just broke today.

This isn’t set in stone yet and the idea wasn’t Kingsbury’s, though apparently he’s considering it. According to David Ubben of Fox Sports:

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is considering suiting up and playing a series in the Red Raiders’ spring game on April 12, a Texas Tech official told FOX Sports Southwest.

Officials are hoping to convince Kingsbury, who is tentative about the idea, to suit up and draw more interest in this year’s Red and Black Game. Last year, 16,000 fans came to Jones AT&T Stadium for the event.

It’s been 11 years since the King suited up for Texas Tech as a player, and back then he was second to none at his position. He set 39 school records, 16 Big 12 marks and 17 NCAA records during his college career (1999-2002). Kingsbury recorded more than 12,000 passing yards and over 1,000 pass completions, making him just the third player in NCAA history to accomplish both.

In case you’ve forgotten just how awesome Kliff was in college, here’s a reminder.

Now imagine him doing that again on April 12.

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