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Major Program Named The "Front-Runner" To Land Kliff Kingsbury

A closeup of Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the field before the game against the Baylor Bears on November 25, 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, Texas Tech moved on from head coach Kliff Kingsbury after six seasons. Immediately after his firing, Kingsbury's name popped for numerous NFL assistant jobs and potential offensive coordinator jobs at the collegiate level.

Earlier this week, reports linked Kingsbury to the offensive coordinator vacancy at USC after the Trojans fired OC Tee Martin following the season. Kingsbury reportedly flew to Los Angeles to meet with USC brass about the opening.

It's now being reported that USC is the "front-runner" to land the services of the former Texas Tech head coach.

Gil Brandt reported the news.

USC finished near the bottom in most offensive statistics this season. The Trojans finished 84th in the nation in yards per game and 92nd in points per game in 2018.

With freshman quarterback J.T. Daniels under center, the Trojans struggled through the air, but the run game also finished near the bottom with just 133 yards per contest.

The potential addition of Kingsbury to the coaching staff could do wonders for the development of Daniels.

Stay tuned.