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Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury agrees to contract extension through 2020

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Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury smiles as he listens to a reporters' question during the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

On the eve of the opening game of his second season as Texas Tech head coach, Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Lubbock through 2020.

The new agreement is a three-year extension that includes a salary bump up to $3.1 million in 2015. Kingsbury’s original contract, a five-year deal signed in 2012, was set to keep him with the program through 2017.

The school announced the agreement Friday night.

"There has never been a more exciting time within our football program than now," athletic director Kirby Hocutt said. "I am very proud of the program Coach Kingsbury is building and I know our fans are as well. We can't wait to kick off the season tomorrow night at Jones AT&T Stadium and are looking forward to a bright future."

Along with Kingsbury’s extension, the university also unveiled plans to build an indoor football facility, as well as a renovation project to the team’s current training facility.

“This is where I want to be and I couldn’t be happier,” Kingsbury said. “I can’t wait to take this thing to the next level.”

Kingsbury was a standout quarterback for the Red Raiders from 1998-2002, where he set a number of school records. He played professionally in the NFL, NFL Europe and CFL before starting his coaching career at the University of Houston in 2008. He then spent a year as Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator in 2012 before being hired by his alma mate in December 2012.

The Red Raiders went 8-5 in Kingsbury’s first season as head coach, culminating with a 37-23 win over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl. The 2014 campaign will kick off Saturday at home against Central Arkansas.

For more Texas Tech news, visit RedRaiderSports.com.

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