Kliff Kingsbury now interviewing with National Football League teams, reports say

Kliff Kingsbury now interviewing with National Football League teams, reports say

Update, 12:15 p.m., January 5: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that USC has denied permission to the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals to interview its new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the school had granted approval for Kingsbury to interview with the Cardinals. He was released the following season and spent time with New Orleans, Denver, the New York Jets and Buffalo ahead of his career in coaching. It was suggested Kingsbury could interview still but to do so would require him to resign from his job as offensive coordinator.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the Patriots are expecting their offensive coordinator to leave New England for a second head coaching opportunity in either Green Bay or Cleveland.

Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reported last week that the Cardinals and Jets would be interested in interviewing with Kingsbury. At the end of the 2018 season, Kingsbury had been fired from his post as Texas Tech head coach, a position he held for each of the past six seasons. He previously served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston and Texas A&M, where he worked under current Arizona Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin.

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Update, 3:15 p.m., January 7: Kliff Kingsbury's time at USC might have ended before it even began.

Schefter reports that at last month's NFL owners meetings in Dallas that league officials informed team executives they now have to request permission from college athletic directors to interview college coaches.