With his phone reportedly ringing off the hook ever since Texas Tech fired him, Kliff Kingsbury appears set to remain at the collegiate level instead of plowing new ground in the NFL.
According to multiple media outlets, Kingsbury is on the verge of being named as the offensive coordinator at USC. In fact, 247Sports.com reports that Kingsbury, who had been heavily pursued by the Trojans for the last couple of days, has agreed in principle to take the job.
A USC spokesperson said more information on Helton’s revamped coaching staff, which was sliced nearly in half earlier in the week, is expected to be available later on today.
The 39-year-old Kingsbury was the Red Raiders’ head coach for seven years from 2012 through this season. Prior to that, he was the coordinator at a pair of different FBS programs for a total of three seasons — Texas A&M (2012) and Houston (2010-11).
Kingsbury would be replacing Tee Martin, who was one of four assistants who, involuntarily or voluntarily, left Clay Helton‘s staff shortly after the end of the regular season. Martin had previously had his playcalling duties stripped by Helton earlier on this season.
The key word in the paragraph is “would” as at least a couple of national media types have tapped the breaks on any definitive Kingsbury-to-USC talk.