According to SBNation‘s Bill Connelly and Bud Elliott, Kliff Kingsbury is not on the hot seat.
His 4-2 start means that Texas Tech is more than likely going to a bowl, and that’s more than enough reason to keep him around.
Kliff Kingsbury’s seat has cooled so much in two months that Andy Staples of SI didn’t even mention him as being on the hot seat.
He’s done it in strange fashion, as well. The Red Raiders are winning games by maximizing the returns of turnovers, not simply by their stellar offense willing the team to a victory. Texas Tech is second in the Big 12 in interceptions this year, and is only one pick behind Texas.
If Texas Tech can just figure out how to balance the offense and defense, they’d be a more than solid team. At times, it seems like the defense disappears while the offense flourishes, and the offense dominates while the defense struggles. Still, 2017 is progress. Texas Tech has been known to get off to fast starts and allow teams back into games. Against Oklahoma State, Texas Tech came back from down 17 to force the Cowboys to win by a closing minutes drive. That’s out of character for the Red Raiders, and is definitely progress.