After being fired as head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Kliff Kingsbury wasted no time finding a new job. The hot coaching candidate almost immediately agreed to head out west to accept a job as offensive coordinator of the USC football program.
But while Kingsbury was recently hired, NFL teams are reportedly still very interested in the possibility of luring the 39-year-old coach to the pros.
On Sunday, Jay Glazer appeared on FOX NFL Sunday to discuss Kingsbury and Glazer acknowledged that Kingsbury’s wizardry in the passing game makes him for a hot target for a lot of NFL teams, especially with coaches like Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy are finding success by opening up the passing game.
“Everybody’s looking for one of these passing guys. They’re just not out there so teams are starting to go a little off the board here,” Glazer said.
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The Texas Tech football program has released head coach Kliff Kingsbury of his duties, the team announced on Sunday, November 25. The news comes after the Red Raiders secured their third straight losing season. Kingsbury’s firing came with the head coach holding a 35-40 overall record during his six-year tenure with the program. However, Kingsbury has two years left on his contract so he will receive a $4.2 million buyout.
And while Kingsbury may not have had overwhelming success as a head coach, he did show the ability to develop quarterbacks and he has a strong Air Raid attack. If he remains at USC, it will be interesting to see how he transforms the Trojans offense.
If it’s off to the NFL, only time will tell how his system transitions.