What's buzzing:

Dr. Saturday

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury agrees to contract extension through 2020

Sam Cooper
Dr. Saturday
Baylor has different take defending Big 12 title

View photo

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.

- - - - - - -

Sam Cooper is a contributor for the Yahoo Sports blogs. Have a tip? Email him or follow him on Twitter!

View Comments (2)
  • Interpol puts two ex-FIFA officials on "red notice" wanted list

    (Updates with Interpol alerts, UEFA statement) * U.S. corruption investigation gathers pace * Blatter resignation bombshell to world soccer * UEFA cancels crunch meeting at weekend By Katharina Bart ZURICH, June 3 (Reuters) - Interpol put two … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Russia says 2018 World Cup won't be affected

    The Latest: Russia says 2018 World Cup won't be affected

    1140 GMT (7:40 a.m. EDT) Russia says the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter hasn't affected the country's plans to host the 2018 World Cup. Russia, which was a staunch supporter of Blatter, says it will continue to work with him until he … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • South Africa again rejects 2010 World Cup bribe allegations

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa have again denied that a payment of $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner during their successful bid for the 2010 World Cup was a bribe. Sports minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday told a news … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Russia presses on with 2018 World Cup preparations

    Russia is pressing ahead with preparations to host the 2018 World Cup finals following Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA president and does not expect any boycotts of the tournament, Russian officials said on Wednesday. The Kremlin said it was … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • U.S. attorney general declines to comment on FIFA probe, Blatter

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined to comment at a press conference on Wednesday on whether FIFA President Sepp Blatter is under investigation as part of a probe by U.S. authorities into the football organisation. "With respect to the … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago