Bob Stoops and Kliff Kingsbury on their QB connections and Mike Leach

Bob Stoops and Kliff Kingsbury on their QB connections and Mike Leach

Eavesdrop on two coaches who are no strangers to elite quarterback play. Stoops and Kingsbury talk about the passers they have in common — including Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray — and reminisce about the late Mike Leach.

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| Sep 29, 2023, 1:39pm CDT

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Sep 29, 2023, 1:39pm CDT

In this episode of “Conversations with Coach,” Bob Stoops is joined by current USC assistant coach Kliff Kingsbury. Kingsbury has been widely regarded as an offensive mind from his times working as an assistant at Texas A&M, head coach at Texas Tech and most recently the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Has anyone been around as much college quarterback talent as Kliff Kingsbury? Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, Johnny Manziel, Caleb Williams and Case Keenum is beyond a star-studded cast of elite college football QBs. Kingsbury also explains what separates these special talents, what makes them so great and the “eerily similar” aspects of Patrick Mahomes and Caleb Williams’ style. 

This weekend the Red Raiders will take on the Houston Cougars, but there is more to that afternoon than just the big game. On Saturday, Texas Tech will be honoring and inducting both Kliff Kingsbury and Mike Leach into their school’s football ring of honor. Coach Stoops and Coach Kingsbury then share some fun stories about Mike Leach, his approach to offense, how his air raid/spread attack is still influencing countless offensive attacks across all levels of football, how the Sooners once had to travel back to Norman from Lubbock in a school bus and the offensive onslaught and fireworks from 2016 when Kingsbury, Mahomes and the Red Raiders took on Stoops, Mayfield and the Sooners in a classic 66-59 shootout.

Kingsbury later in the conversation discusses backing up Tom Brady on the 2003 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and learning from Brady and Bill Belichick. Kingsbury explains the biggest differences between the college and pro game in the most recent edition of Conversations with Coach.

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

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