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Kliff Kingsbury tells Texas Tech players to lay off video games

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10:11 AM ET 05.19 | Kliff Kingsbury's tenure as Texas Tech's head coach has barely begun, but the 33-year-old is already leaving his mark on the program. Before Tech's players headed out for a break before summer practice kicks off, Kingsbury forwarded a note to his team with a bit of advice: stay active and skip the video games. Texas Tech offensive lineman Alfredo Morales tweeted out the note earlier this month: "We advise you to be active over the break as you will need to be ready to work once June rolls around. Sitting at the house playing COD/2K13/Madden against 12 year olds online doesn't suffice as activity even if you claim to 'wreck shop.' " If the abbreviations went over your head, COD (Call of Duty), 2K13 (NBA 2K13) and Madden are all popular video games.

Dallas Morning News

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May 19, 2013  10:32 AM ET

He should be grateful that he doesn't need to worry about them reading books in the library.

May 19, 2013  11:07 AM ET

" ... Sitting at the house playing COD/2K13/Madden against 12 year olds online doesn't suffice as activity even if you claim to 'wreck shop.'"

I love it ... and he's right.

May 19, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He should be grateful that he doesn't need to worry about them reading books in the library.

...or getting arrested. Oh, wait......................

May 19, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He should be grateful that he doesn't need to worry about them reading books in the library.

"books in the library" is so old school. Today's students would rather stream e-books to their tablets ... along with video games. Everything in one place makes it convenient.

May 19, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"books in the library" is so old school...

This hurts worse than my arthritis.

May 19, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This hurts worse than my arthritis.

ROFLMAO...the truth is painful.

May 19, 2013  01:27 PM ET

I always enjoyed studying at the library. Yes it is old school, but that doesn't make it a bad memory. As I recall, there were some pretty cute student assistants working at the desk. I usually found some need for their assistance. Try that with a tablet.

May 19, 2013  03:07 PM ET

Yeah, but if they play against Texas Tech rivals they might learn how to read the opponents' offenses and defenses!!

May 19, 2013  03:11 PM ET

CK is going to find out the limitations of being a HC with today's players. When you have your first management position it is common to implement ideas you have had and are now anxious to get going. Unfortunately, there will be push-back and since CK does not have a storied successful HCing record, he does not have the clout. I hope he doesn't mention the "shed."

May 20, 2013  06:49 AM ET

COD... Always read that as, "Cash on delivery."

May 20, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

CK is going to find out the limitations of being a HC with today's players. When you have your first management position it is common to implement ideas you have had and are now anxious to get going. Unfortunately, there will be push-back and since CK does not have a storied successful HCing record, he does not have the clout. I hope he doesn't mention the "shed."

Who is CK?

May 20, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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COD... Always read that as, "Cash on delivery."

Old school....

May 20, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who is CK?

My bad, I thought he spelled his first name the common way "Cliff."

 
September 15, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Clout??? Coach Kingsbury played for Texas Tech and he has the greatest respect for and from his players, staff, students, and the entire Texas Tech University.

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