USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who has emerged as some of the coveted candidates for NFL jobs, is predicted to interview for head-coaching positions with multiple groups, sources confirmed to ESPN.
USC initially had been blocking NFL groups from interviewing Kingsbury, who joined the Trojans’ workers final month after being fired as Texas Tech’s head coach. It isn’t instantly clear whether or not Kingsbury resigned from USC or if the varsity modified its stance on him interviewing with NFL groups.
Fox Sports activities was first to report Monday that Kingsbury would interview for NFL head-coach openings.
Sources instructed ESPN that it will not be out of the query for Kingsbury to resume his duties at USC if an NFL job doesn’t materialize.
Requested if Kingsbury had resigned, a USC spokesperson mentioned solely, “He is nonetheless listed on our web site’s athletic division workers listing.”
Kingsbury is a major candidate to be the Cardinals’ new head coach, league sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and the perimeters are anticipated to meet to talk about Arizona’s emptiness. The New York Jets additionally probably will need to interview Kingsbury, sources mentioned.
Kingsbury, 39, went 35-40 in six seasons as head coach of Texas Tech earlier than he was fired in November. He took the USC job two weeks later.
He has coached multiple NFL quarterbacks both as a head coach or an assistant, together with Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Johnny Manziel, Case Keenum and Davis Webb.
ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura contributed to this report.