Kliff Kingsbury is expected to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, according to a report.
Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com reported on Tuesday that Kingsbury is finalizing a deal with the Cardinals to become the next head coach of the franchise. Kingsbury was recently fired from his position as head coach at Texas Tech.
In December, Kingsbury was hired by USC to be the offensive coordinator on Clay Helton’s staff.
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 8, 2019
Kingsbury was the head coach at Texas Tech from 2013 through 2018, posting a 35-40 record in six seasons. He also took the Red Raiders to three bowl games in that span.
Last year, Texas Tech finished 5-7. It never had a winning record against Big XII opponents in any of those six years.
Kingsbury has no experience coaching in the professional ranks and has only been on a college sideline. His career began in 2008 at Houston where he was involved with quality control. He later became the co-offensive coordinator for the Cougars in 2010 and served in that role until 2011.
In 2012, Kingsbury served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M before taking over the head coaching job at Texas Tech.
At 39, Kingsbury would be one of the youngest coaches in the NFL.