NFL Network subsequently reported that Kingsbury was being interviewed by the Cardinals Tuesday morning - hours later, Kingsbury made the jump to the NFL, leaving USC's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach positions vacant once more.
Kingsbury was sacked by Texas Tech in November following another disappointing season, and USC announced on December 5th that Kingsbury had been hired as the Trojans' offensive coordinator.
The Cardinals see the connection between the quarterback mind and the success of his pupils as no coincidence.
It appears that the post-Texas Tech portion of Kliff Kingsbury's career could take another fascinating turn.
Cross one name off the potential Browns head coach list.
"I don't think there is any doubt that a veteran coordinator would be ideal in this situation", Keim said.
Offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels says "The book is closed" and he'll remain in New England "moving forward". He and General Manager Steve Keim will collaborate on finding that staff - starting with an offensive and defensive coordinator. For the Seahawks' sake, they will be hoping Kingsbury is still the same coach who was sacked after four losing seasons in six years.
In 14 games, Rosen threw for 2,278 yards and 11 touchdowns but was far too risky with the football throwing 14 interceptions. Then you have Gase, who has spent the last three years in Miami with Ryan Tannehill, so going from a mediocre guy like Tannehill to an all-time great like Rodgers would obviously be a welcome change. The Falcons brought back two familiar names, hiring Dirk Koetter, who was sacked by the Bucs on December 30, as offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends.
Green Bay is the only known interview McDaniels had. Kitchens has emerged as a favorite along with Stefanski, who according to several reports is returning to OH for a second interview.