I spoke to an NFL defensive coordinator Sunday night about the Kliff Kingsbury situation and whether he could end up as head coach of the Jets or Cardinals?
“I think these teams want to get him in for an interview and in the process convince him to become the offensive coordinator,” the coach said. “They really want him for offensive coordinator but know that might not be enough to get him to interview.
“Let’s say the Jets get him to interview. Who would you rather coach? Sam Darnold or JT Daniels?”
The exception, of course, would be the New England Patriots. It’s the gold standard of coaching and Kingsbury was drafted by the Patriots in 2003. So he would probably consider that job seriously on its own with the knowledge it is a platform for an NFL head-coaching job.
“I don’t get what Lynn Swann is doing,” the coach. “You don’t want to send a message to future coaches that their path to promotion will be blocked by USC.
“It doesn’t really apply to the rest of the staff because what NFL team wants those coaches?”