Report: Jets To Interview Kliff Kingsbury For Head Coaching Job

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There appears to have been a change of heart at the University of Southern California.

Kliff Kingsbury has been touted as an option for a few of the head-coaching vacancies in the NFL, including that of the New York Jets, but USC, his current employers, weren’t willing to let their offensive coordinator interview for other jobs. Now, they’ve apparently relented.

According to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, the Jets will now interview Kingsbury regarding their head coaching position.

SOURCE #USC OC/QB coach Kliff Kingsbury is meeting with the New York Jets now regarding their head coaching vacancy.

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 7, 2019

Kingsbury is in demand after six years as the boss at Texas Tech, where he had an overall record of 35-40. In November, the Red Raiders announced that Kingsbury wouldn’t be brought back in 2019, and he subsequently signed with USC to be their offensive coordinator on December 5.

It was reported earlier that the Jets had interest in interviewing Kingsbury as a possible replacement for Todd Bowles. Time will tell if he is as interested in the Jets as they are in him.

Kingsbury has already spoken with with the Arizona Cardinals since USC decided to allow him to speak to professional teams. 

The 39-year-old is the fourth candidate the Jets have interviewed for the job. The other interviewees were Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard, former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase and former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.