Based on ESPN, Oklahoma has “focused” Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury for the open Sooners job. Kingsbury has one 12 months left on his contract with Arizona and may very well be in line for an extension because the Cardinals have been among the finest NFL groups this season.
Kingsbury was the pinnacle coach at Texas Tech and was let go earlier than the 2019 season. He was set to be offensive coordinator at USC earlier than he jumped to the NFL and took the Cardinals job one month into being at USC. He’s been with the Cardinals because the 2019 season and made an affect by choosing Kyler Murray with the No. 1 decide of the 2019 draft.
The choice has helped the Cardinals to a 9-2 report to begin the 2021 season.
USC discovered a giant identify to switch Clay Helton, who was let go early within the 2021 season. The Trojans had been linked to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, however Tomlin later shot down any notion he was planning on leaving the NFL.
Riley had beforehand been linked to NFL jobs and different school soccer positions. He shot down a rumor on Saturday that he was within the LSU job. He stated he was “not going to be the following coach at LSU.” He was proper on the time however didn’t expose any plans about going to Los Angeles.
Riley took over as Oklahoma’s head coach earlier than the 2017 season. He led the Sooners to a few Faculty Soccer Playoff appearances however by no means managed to win a sport within the event. His groups noticed the emergence of two Heisman Trophy winners – Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Each gamers had been No. 1 draft picks.
He was 55-10 as a head coach and gained 4 Large 12 championships.
Oklahoma misplaced to Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Sooners’ playoff hopes had been dashed earlier this month when the crew misplaced to Baylor.