Texas Tech lost to Baylor on Saturday by a score of 35-24 and on Sunday the ax fell on the job of Kliff Kingsbury.

According to NewsWest 9, Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt made the announcement Sunday afternoon in a press conference.

Hocutt had informed Kingsbury that he had been relieved of his duties on Sunday morning just hours before the press conference.

Kingsbury was head coach for the past 6 seasons and posted a 35-40 overall record during that time along with a 19-35 record against Big XII teams.

He lead the team to three bowl appearances in his six year tenure including the 2013 Holiday Bowl, 2015 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl and the 2017 Birmingham Bowl.

Kliff Kingsbury played for the Red Raiders as quarterback from 1998-2002 under the tutelage of Spike Dykes and Mike Leach. He then went on to be drafted 201st overall by the New England Patriots in the 2003 NFL Draft. He also played for the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills.

He took over the head coaching job at Texas Tech on December 12, 2012 following the sudden departure of Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati.

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