Kingsbury weighs in on spring QB battle

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, right, talks with quarterback Patrick Mahomes during a game at Oklahoma State last season. Mahomes ended the season as Tech’s starter and set a school record with 598 yards passing against Baylor.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other members of the Dallas media were able to talk with Kliff Kingsbury on Tuesday, two weeks before spring practices begin for the Red Raiders. Here is an except from Jimmy Burch's story on the quarterback battle between Patrick Mahomes and Davis Webb: 

DALLAS -- Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury filled the ballroom at a Dallas hotel, once again, with Red Raiders fans waiting to hear about his latest recruiting class.

But he conceded that the vibe of Wednesday’s crowd, like others in previous venues on this tour across Texas, included more skepticism and less unbridled passion than a year ago. For that, Kingsbury blames the man in the mirror and plans to take steps to fix the situation when spring drills begin Feb. 28.

“I think it’s what you’d expect from any college football fans when you go 4-8,” Kingsbury said. “That’s the nature of the business ... win now. We’ve just got to get better. That’s never going to be acceptable at Texas Tech, finishing 4-8. We’ve just got to improve on that.”

For the rest of this story visit the Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

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