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Kingsbury agrees to contract extension

Beal says new extension will keep Kingsbury here through 2020

Posted: August 29, 2014 - 6:03pm

Texas Tech spokesman Blayne Beal announced on Twitter Friday evening that Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to a contract extension through 2020.

The Red Raiders went 8-5 last season, starting off 7-0 before a five-game losing streak to end the regular season. The team then won its bowl game against Arizona State 37-23.

Kingsbury was due to make $1.95 million this season. Financial terms of his new deal weren't announced.

The contract that Kingsbury signed in February 2013 included a hefty buyout. For Tech to fire Kingsbury without cause, he would have been due $7.3 million currently.

The news comes after Texas Tech announced earlier Friday the Campaign of Fearless Champions, a fundraising campaign that involved 25 athletic building projects. Among those projects is a new football indoor practice facility and renovations to Jones Stadium.

The Red Raiders start their season Saturday at home at 6 p.m. against Central Arkansas.

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Who

Determines the cause. Good luck collecting if you get fired

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Wow

That's the only comment on this so far? Sad.

Personally, I say congrats Kliff, and congrats Texas Tech. Here's to many more successful years and continued growth of the school and football program.

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Tech Addict

I didn't say I didn't like Kingsbury and I didn't say I didn't like Texas Tech. I like them both and am very happy for the new coach. I only commented about him trying to collect on his contract if he got fired.

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@nanapj

I think he might be OK because the unhonorable cause of Leach's problem has "retired" and the person who appointed him is going to be gone collecting his two pensions.

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only in America

Only in America can you be unduly rewarded for having a 62% success rate. Will he have to give the money back when he continues to win 8 games/year??

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