The Audible: Kliff Kingsbury talks Johnny Manziel, public life and more

Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury is a rising star in the coaching ranks.

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Kliff Kingsbury is a lucky guy.

He rose to prominence in 2012 as Kevin Sumlin’s offensive coordinator at Texas A&M by helping Johnny Manziel take over the national scene and win the Heisman Trophy.

In his first season as Texas Tech’s head coach in 2013, he found a quarterback in Davis Webb who’s ready to become the Big 12’s next star as a sophomore this season.

Oh yeah, he’s also among the coolest coaches and a fan favorite, an honor he’s earned by holding practice dance-offs, hanging with Mike Tyson at the Preakness and taking a Red Raider fan to breakfast for Valentine’s Day.

It’s hard not to like the guy.

Kingsbury recently joined The Audible with Bruce Feldman to discuss Manziel, Webb, whether he’s concerned about getting too much attention off the field and more. To listen to the conversation, click on the player below.

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