The Arizona Cardinals hired Tom Clements as their offensive coordinator, which means Steve Sarkisian and Hue Jackson will coach elsewhere next season.
That’s good news for Kliff Kingsbury, even if Sarkisian and Jackson were not going to call plays. He didn’t need people that were more interested in furthering their own careers and needed someone that will make him a better coach. In particular, I’m not sure what Sarkisian brings to the table in this area. He’s been an ordinary assistant and less-than-ordinary head college coach.
At least Jackson’s been a head coach twice and has extensive NFL experience. The problem with him is he would be too happy to replace Kingsbury if necessary, which might lead to some behind-the-scenes drama.
Some of you probably remember Clements playing QB at Notre Dame from 1972-74.