It took less than 10 days this time for the Arizona Cardinals to find their next head coach.
According to a number of internet reports, the Arizona Cardinals will hire Kliff Kingsbury to be the 43rd Head Coach in team history.
Per sources, Kliff Kingsbury is finalizing a deal to become the Head Coach of the Arizona Cardinals. @nflnetwork @gmfb @NFLonFOX— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 8, 2019
Kingsbury is coming off being fired from his job at Texas Tech, where he amassed a 35-40 record at Texas Tech while going 1-2 in bowl games in his six seasons as head coach with the Red Raiders.
The thing that stands out above all else on Kingsbury is his work with offenses.
His Texas Tech offenses were always some of the most prolific in college football.
His offenses while with the Red Raiders finished 12th, 16th, 1st, 2nd, 10th and 8th in terms of yards per game.
The questions that Kingsbury will have to answer will relate to who he feels out his coaching staff with and if he can compete defensively.
Good friend of the program Justis Mosqueda explained the latter pretty well:
You can tell who really gets CFB/NFL when Kingsbury comes up. You know how much easier it is to have a baseline D in the NFL with a hard cap, free agency and compensatory picks than to recruit to Lubbock?— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) January 7, 2019
You have to bomb out to have a bad NFL D. Talent inequity is normal in CFB
Here’s the other thing, which we will get into later, the Cardinals hired a defensive minded head coach and saw an average defense turn into a bad defense.
When you combine that with the fact that the Cardinals just had one of the worst offensive seasons in the last two decades, in today’s NFL era, taking a shot at a guy like Kingsbury makes sense.
It could blow up in their face, but if you’re going to go down, might as well go down swinging.
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