Kliff Kingsbury reportedly interviewing with NFL teams
It appears that the allure of an NFL head coaching job was too much for Kliff Kingsbury to pass up.
According to a tweet from Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Kingsbury is interviewing with some of the eight pro teams seeking to fill head coaching vacancies. Glazer notes that Kingsbury, who became USC’s offensive coordinator last month, may have resigned from that post because the Trojans were preventing him from speaking with NFL teams.
I’m hearing Kliff Kingsbury is interviewing with NFL teams, which likely means he has resigned as USC offensive coordinator. USC was blocking him from interviewing foe NFL head coaching openings @NFLonFOX
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 7, 2019
There’s still no official word on whether USC has indeed parted ways with Kingsbury, but it seems like he is indeed in serious talks with a few franchises.
Kingsbury has generated interest from the NFL since being fired from Texas Tech in November, and it appears he already has a few suitors. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Kingsbury considers the Arizona Cardinals a good fit and that the New York Jets may also make a run at the offensive-minded coach.
The Arizona Cardinals and Kliff Kingsbury were said to have a strong mutual interest in each other, per league sources, but they had been prevented from talking. Not now. Jets also are likely to want to talk to Kingsbury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2019
We’ll see how the situation plays out over the coming weeks.