Cardinals to hire Kliff Kingsbury as head coach

Cardinals to hire Kliff Kingsbury as head coach

He has interviewed with the Packers, and the Browns reportedly are interested.

According to Bruce Feldman and Adam Schefter, Kingsbury met with the Jets Monday and will meet with the Cardinals today. The Patriots selected Kingsbury in the 2003 NFL Draft, but he struggled in a short, injury-plagued career before coaching at the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University.

Since becoming an offensive coordinator in 2011, Kingsbury's offenses have averaged nearly 550 yards and over 40 points per game. There were even reports that Kingsbury would pay his own buyout, resign from USC, and pursue National Football League opportunities. USC can't wait forever to find out if he's going to be their offensive coordinator or not.

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Fox Sports' Peter Schrager reports that the USC offensive coordinator is finalizing a deal to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

If he has one foot out the door, then they should just officially get rid of him in order to focus on the 2019 campaign.

Kingsbury would certainly break the mold. At the college level, Kingsbury had a hand in developing Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum, Johnny Manziel, and Davis Webb. He finished his tenure with the club with a mark of 35-40, never finishing higher than fifth in the Big 12. The Red Raiders have been in the top 20 in total offense in each of the last four seasons, including No. 1 overall in 2016. This is a coach who was sacked from his alma mater with a career losing record only a few months ago. He was set to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts after the Super Bowl a year ago, but then backed out of the agreement to stay with New England.

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