LEFTOVERS: Tech coach happy to be mistaken for Gosling


Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury apparently is known for more than just his innovative offense.

Supposedly, he bears a resemblance to some actor named Ryan Gosling that women seem to find attractive.

Leftovers has never heard of the guy.

Anyway, Kingsbury was asked by Dan LeBatard on Tuesday if any mothers of potential players have flirted with him while he’s on the recruiting trail.

Kingsbury, 34, said not only does it happen, but he even welcomes the scenario.

“Yeah, you’ve got to play to your strengths,” Kingsbury said. “So I kind of encourage that a little bit. It’s part of the deal, man.”

Kingsbury also addressed the comparisons to Gosling.

“It could be worse. That’s for sure,” Kingsbury said.

It’s definitely a new era at Texas Tech. There probably weren’t many moms hitting on Mike Leach or Tommy Tuberville when they coached there.

Although Leach did have that infamous dark shed he could have taken the ladies to for a good time.

■ THEY’VE ARRIVED — With one defensive play, Mason Plumlee has helped claim a title.

No, not the NBA championship.

His block of a LeBron James dunk attempt late in Brooklyn’s victory over Miami on Tuesday was incredible, but it was in the regular season.

Instead, Plumlee’s great defensive effort helped him and his brothers earn the award of “D.W.F.”

If you’re looking that up in the official registry of NBA honors, just stop right now.

No, there is no documentation of “D.W.F.” anywhere. In fact, there is only one previous known group that has carried the label.

The label was bestowed upon Plumlee and his brothers — Miles of the Phoenix Suns and Marshall of Duke — by TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley between games of a doubleheader on the network Tuesday.

The letters form the abbreviation for “Dominant White Family.”

Barkley said the block officially gave the Plumlees the title over the previous D.W.F., the Barrys.

He didn’t specify where the Kardashians fell in those rankings.

■ STAY AWAY — A petition circulating on Change.org aiming to get SUNY Cortland president Erik J. Bitterbaum to ban New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick from the school’s campus, where the team hosts training camp, has more than 3,500 signatures.

The people who started the petition claim if they don’t do something, they are in some small way a party to the illegal dogfighting operation that led to Vick’s 19-month stay in prison.

“If we welcome Vick onto our campus, we are complicit in his crimes,” the petition states. “We are sending the message that, for money and publicity, we will turn a blind eye to the horrors of dogfighting. I don’t want to be that person, and I don’t want SUNY Cortland to abandon its principles so easily.”

Suspicions for their motives were raised, however, when 3,200 of the signatures were found to belong to relatives of Geno Smith, who is hoping to hold off Vick for the starting job.

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