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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Kliff Kingsbury reportedly will get head coach interviews with Jets, Cardinals

Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury may be the ultimate example of falling upward.

Kingsbury got fired by Texas Tech for going 35-40 over six seasons, posting a losing record in his last three years. Yet he’s become such a desirable commodity that he will have two NFL head coaching interviews, according to a report.

Yahoo’s Charles Robinson says Kingsbury is expected to interview with the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals for their head coaching positions. Robinson says the teams could just be giving Kingsbury a shot because they want to explore all possibilities before making a hire.

Kingsbury agreed to a deal to become USC’s offensive coordinator last month, but an NFL head coaching job commands his attention for obvious reasons.

Kingsbury produced great offenses at Texas Tech, and before that as an offensive coordinator/QB coach at Houston and Texas A&M. He played roles in identifying and/or developing Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum, Johnny Manziel, and Davis Webb.

There is no doubt that Kingsbury is a tremendous offensive coach and an ideal offensive coordinator. The big issue is that if he couldn’t make it as a head coach at Texas Tech, why would anyone expect him to be better in the NFL?

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