The run on young, if not inexperienced offensive minds continued as the Arizona Cardinals announced the hiring of former Texas Tech head coach and USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury.
The deal is for four years with an option on a fifth and the Cardinals will pay USC the $150k buyout due them for Kingsbury’s resignation.
Kingsbury was a Texas Tech QB and spent parts of three seasons in the NFL before going to play in the CFL and Europe.
In six seasons as the head coach of the Red Raiders lead them to a 35-40 record and three bowl games going 1-2. While his time in Lubbock was disappointing he was known to be an innovative offensive mind and at 39 years old he now fits the criteria needed to be an NFL head coach.
At least for now anyway.
Kingsbury has worked with Case Keenum, Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes in college and as a former QB himself, however briefly, its hoped he can groom former first round draft pick Josh Rosen into a franchise quarterback.