Kliff Kingsbury was the offensive coordinator for Texas A&M during the 2012 season

Kliff Kingsbury made his debut as the head coach of Texas Tech on Thursday in which he led the Red Raiders to upend the 24th-ranked TCU. Though the win was a big one for the Texas squad, it was Kingsbury’s resemblance to A-list movie star Ryan Gosling that got the most attention.

Kingsbury, 34, played quarterback for Texas Tech in the 2000s. After his playing career, he turned his knowledge of the game into a career in coaching. After proving himself as the mastermind behind the Texas A&M offense that saw freshman Johnny Manziel win the Heisman, he was offered the chance to return to his alma mater as the head coach.

In his first game as the Texas Tech head coach, he earned a 20-10 victory over TCU. With less than four minutes remaining in the game, Texas Tech’s starting QB, freshman walk on Baker Mayfield, sustained a game-ending injury. Fellow freshman Davis Webb had to step up to the task of preserving the team’s 13-10 lead.

Webb threw a 49-yard TD pass to DeAndre Washington that was dropped on the half-yard line. Texas Tech recovered the ball but a scuffle then ensued that sent them back to the TCU 14-yard-line. On the third down, Webb found Bradley Marquez for the touchdown to secure the lead.

"That's about as ugly as you can win, but we'll take it," Kingsbury said. "Pretty bizarre, but I thought our kids' effort was incredible the entire time. Played their hearts out and found a way to win an ugly game."

It may have been an ugly game, but Twitter was more concerned with the hunky Ryan Gosling look-a-like coach.

– Chelsea Regan

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