Kliff Kingsbury Proves That He’s the Nicest Guy in Lubbock [Watch]
Kliff Kingsbury is a nice guy.
He gets jabs because he's good-looking (check out this salty take on Texas Tech's win against TCU by Mac Engel at Fort Worth's Star-Telegram) and for his sense of style (Mike Leach bizarrely dogged on him for that recently). But even his "Coach Bro" detractors -- of which there are many, even in Lubbock -- know better than to say he's not a nice guy.
Kingsbury's good-heartedness came across in two big ways after the Red Raiders upset the Horned Frogs in their own house Thursday night.
Right after the game while both teams were still on the field, Kingsbury, with a Texas Ranger nearby, approaches a few TCU players and offers kind words on a hard-fought game and well wishes. 'Humble in victory' is a look that Texas Tech needs.
The second moment happened off the field and in the bowels of Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kingsbury recorded a simple, but powerful message to Luke Siegel, the son of former Texas Tech Tennis Coach Tim Siegel.
In 2015, Luke Siegel was seriously injured in a golf cart accident in Lubbock. Due to the severity of the injury, his life, and his entire family's lives, were irrevocably altered on that fateful day. More recently, the young boy fell out of his wheelchair and hit his head, causing a brain bleed that required surgery to treat. He's on the mend now.
"We just beat TCU, man -- that game was for you. Hope you're feeling better. Miss you. We'll come see you soon. Come see us practice soon, buddy. Feel better," Kingsbury tells Luke in the short, but sweet clip.
Kingsbury also visited with Luke and his family in 2016 before the Texas Tech-Baylor game in Arlington. Luke was on the sidelines to cheer on the Red Raiders in what ended up being Patrick Mahomes' final game with the team.
For a city that wants to be known as the friendliest in America, there's no better representative than Kliff Kingsbury.
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