After days of speculation, the Arizona Cardinals have hired Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach
His name didn’t immediately pop out as a candidate when Steve Wilks was fired but by this past weekend, Kliff Kingsbury to the Arizona Cardinals started popping up in reports and social media. There was only one issue, his new employer, USC, would not allow him to interview.
All that changed on Monday as he was allowed to interview with the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. As of late Monday night, it seemed it was all but official depending on who you believed.
There were a number of people on Twitter who claimed they had the inside news on the hire. Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t. However, it would not be something we’d talk about until it was official.
Now that it is, the Cardinals hire a coach that went 35-40 at Texas Tech before being fired at the end of the 2018 season. He was hired by USC in early December to help Clay Helton’s offense.
It was no secret that the offense was quite bad under Wilks in 2018. The focus had to be on offensive coaches. Kingsbury fits that mold.
He will still have much convincing though to prove he is the right guy. Now he has to go out and work with Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen and get this Cardinals offense back on track.
The focus in the offseason will be on both sides of the ball but the Cardinals need help on the offensive line and at receiver and likely tight end. It will be quite an interesting four months as the Cardinals build their possible roster for next season.
First comes the coaching staff. There will be a lot of focus now on who the Cardinals will bring in for defense and special teams.
The jury is definitely out on this hire. However, he is the choice and now we must all support him and his staff. Let’s just hope the Cardinals aren’t going through this again next January saying the same mistakes were repeated.