After the Arizona Cardinals’ tumultuous season in 2022, the organization responded by firing head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
This firing came just one year after signing a six-year contract extension with the Cardinals.
After Kingsbury was let go, fans around the league were left to wonder what his next coaching destination would be, if any.
It was recently announced that Kingsbury will join the USC football staff to help with the quarterbacks, per Tom Pelissero.
Former #Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is expected to join Lincoln Riley at USC and work with the team’s quarterbacks, per sources.
So Kingsbury, who was part of the team that drafted Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall, now will coach another potential No. 1 pick in Caleb Williams. pic.twitter.com/MxwzrEVb9J
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 11, 2023
As Pelissero indicates, Kingsbury has an opportunity to work with Caleb Williams, who is projected to be the number one overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
After this announcement, many fans took to Twitter to discuss their thoughts on the matter.
Say what you want about head coach Kliff Kingsbury but the man can coach QBs like it ain’t nothing 💪🏾
congratulations on getting a new job https://t.co/jZtauq5WBv
— My Beautiful Dark Twisted Cleveland 🟥💃 (@ZeroDarkJeenYus) April 11, 2023
Kingsbury has a storied history of coaching quarterbacks, as this fan points out.
While he was the head coach at Texas Tech, Kingsbury was instrumental in the development of Patrick Mahomes and was able to work with Kyler Murray in Arizona as well.
Bruce Feldman- "This is also quite a selling point for the USC QB room: Between Lincoln Riley and Kliff Kingsbury, they've coached and developed four of the last nine Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks PLUS Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts." https://t.co/FIlrniMTxB
— Heath Allred (@HeathAllred) April 11, 2023
Kingsbury and his USC counterpart, Lincoln Riley, have both been touted as great collegiate coaches.
Despite optimism from some fans, others were less confident about Kingsbury’s ability to succeed at USC.
Kingsbury has coached some of the best QBs.
Records when he coached them
How do you have a losing record with Mahomes in the Big 12? https://t.co/iQrWaCcPvn
— John Chapman (@JL_Chapman) April 11, 2023
Even though Kingsbury’s coaching portfolio is impressive, as this fan highlights, he hasn’t had a winning collegiate record, even with some of the best quarterbacks.
Kliff Kingsbury trying to ride another QBs coattails into the NFL… #smart https://t.co/m6YDJMPLii
— Nick Wilson (@NickWilsonSays) April 11, 2023
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