Whoever marries Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury gets the benefit of spending their life with a man whose looks have often have been compared to Ryan Gosling. But per Kingsbury’s contract with the Red Raiders, there’s another bonus: a free car.
ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, Adam Rittenberg and Mitch Sherman examined the contracts of various college football coaches and found an interesting wrinkle in Kingsbury’s. Kingsbury gets an allowance for one car in his contract, but if the 38-year-old were to get married, the university would provide him a second car allowance.
Additionally, Kingsbury’s contract includes a $250,000 bonus if a Red Raider wins the Heisman Trophy under Kingsbury. We can only imagine how he must feel now that Patrick Mahomes, who threw for more than 5,000 yards last year, is off to the NFL, leaving Kingsbury without his dynamic quarterback and his best shot at that Heisman bonus. If someone down the line wins Texas Tech’s first Heisman while Kingsbury is coach, Kingsbury’s bonus would be five times what it would be if he was national coach of the year.
Kingsbury’s hopes for his Heisman bonus begin Sept. 2 against Eastern Washington. No word on how long his search for another car has been ongoing.