Kliff Kingsbury Reportedly Targeted by Rams for Assistant Role

Kliff Kingsbury Reportedly Targeted by Rams for Assistant Role
LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the field before the game against the Baylor Bears on November 24, 2018 at  AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Baylor defeated Texas Tech 35-24. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay approached Kliff Kingsbury last week about taking an “offensive assistant/consultant role,” Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager reported Sunday.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders fired Kingsbury in November after they finished with a 5-7 record. He recorded a 35-40 mark over six years with the program.

Kingsbury is unlikely to be unemployed for long. There were multiple reports Thursday about him evaluating opportunities in the NFL and college, including a rumored move to the USC Trojans.

Schrager indicated Kingsbury’s role with the Rams would strictly be for the remainder of the 2018 season.

That would provide Kingsbury some flexibility regarding his future, but it could also jeopardize his chances of landing his next permanent job. USC, for instance, might not be willing to wait until after the NFL campaign ends for Kingsbury to come aboard full-time.

Feeling out Kingsbury on his willingness to join the staff at least makes plenty of sense for Los Angeles. Texas Tech consistently punched above its weight on offense. Even in what proved to be the coach’s final year, the Red Raiders ranked 26th in S&P+ offensive rating, per Football Outsiders.

Kingsbury could help McVay add a new wrinkle to an offense that is already one of the best in the NFL. Whatever edge Los Angeles can get will help it pursue the franchise’s second Super Bowl.

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