His 1st pupil, though, was former Wyile Bulldog and current member of the Houston Texans practice squad Case Keenum.
Keenum threw for over 4,000 yards in 2011 for Kingsbury at the University of Houston.
Keenum says Kingsbury is a great choice for Texas Tech.
He said, "The sky's the limit. He does a great job of knowing his personnel and being able to adapt that style of offense for the players he's got. He did it really well for us at Houston, and obviously, he won a Heisman Trophy there with Johnny Football. He does a great job of adapting to the players he has, and, you know, depending on what he has there at Tech, he's gonna make the right offense and make it work."
In other news from Texas Tech, even with Kingsbury in place, former ACU head coach Chris Thomsen is the interim head coach for the Red Raiders in their bowl game against Minnesota.