It would appear that former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is stocking up on his airline miles in order to get a new job.
After reportedly meeting with the New York Jets on Monday, Kingsbury is set to meet with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The Cardinals job was vacated after the team fired head coach Steve Wilks following a league-worst 3-13 season. It was Wilks’ first year at the helm.
There are certainly some appealing aspects to the Cardinals job, not the least of which is the presence of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.
The #AZCardinals are interviewing former #TexasTech coach & #USC OC Kliff Kingsbury for the vacant head-coaching job today, source said. He spent yesterday impressing the Jets, now has a chance to do the same to Arizona. They’ve had sincere interest in the innovator for a while.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2019
OverTheCap projects that the Cardinals will have upwards of $65 million in cap space for GM Steve Keim and the new head coach to replenish the roster.
Kingsbury is current the offensive coordinator at USC, though the school initially blocked him from interviewing for NFL jobs.
The school has since let him talk with NFL teams, though his exact status with the program is somewhat unclear.