Dallas Morning News: Columnist lauds 'popular' Kingsbury hire (Raider Buzz blog)

Kirby Hocutt just hired a football coach who’s only 33 and has five years in coaching, total, a bet even your bookie might advise against.

On the other hand, as a Big 12 official put it Wednesday, Kliff Kingsbury is “charismatic,” ranks among the game’s top young guns, and, perhaps most importantly, comes complete with a grace period.

Naming one of Texas Tech’s own — and a protégé of the Pirate, at that — heals the school’s dysfunctional family just in time for the holidays. It also may give Kingsbury time to grow into the job.

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