Kingsbury not making excuses like Tuberville at Texas Tech
OCT 28, 2013 2:05p ET
That's where Texas Tech football was on Nov. 12, 2011.
The once high-flying Red Raider offense looked listless as they lined up late in the first half against No. 2 Oklahoma State in front of their home crowd.
Trailing 49-0, they ran a draw play.
It was clear in the minds and eyes of the Texas Tech faithful that their team didn't have any fight.
Final score: 66-6.
Just a few weeks earlier, Texas Tech stunned the college football world with a 41-38 road win over No. 3 Oklahoma, snapping the Sooners' 39-game home winning streak.
The Red Raiders didn't get the win in Norman, Okla. this season, but fans couldn't be more excited with where this program is headed.
Kliff Kingsbury is not Tommy Tuberville.
Before Tuberville ditched Lubbock, Texas for Cincinnati last December, it was not uncommon to hear him to blame losses on lack of depth when he was the Tech head coach from 2010-12.
He recruited well for the Red Raiders, but he often used his players' inexperience as an excuse why they weren't ready to win.
When asked at Big 12 Media Days