The reaction to Kliff Kingsbury's firing has been overwhelmingly positive. The man is a beloved figure in the community, among his players and in the annals of Texas Tech history.

His hiring was lauded as a home run in 2013. And while his overall record does not reflect that, the respect and love he's received despite his termination prove he's still beloved.

His players, past and present, took to Twitter to thank their coach and mentor:

Even some high-profile former players chimed in:

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