Kliff Kingsbury Dec 1, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is going full circle with an unexpected career move.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday night that Kingsbury is expected to take a job with the USC Trojans, working with quarterbacks. Whether that role is as the QB coach or an offensive analyst is unclear.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Kingsbury has been expected to take a job at USC, and the previous stint frustrated many Trojans fans. In December 2018, Kingsbury signed a contract to be USC’s offensive coordinator. However, a month later, he resigned to become head coach of the Cardinals.

The Cardinals fired the 43-year-old Kingsbury in early January after he posted a 28-37-1 mark in four seasons.

It’s an interesting twist for Kingsbury to return to USC. He had previously worked in the college ranks as head coach at Texas Tech for six seasons (2013-2018). He had an average record (35-40) but developed a reputation as a strong offensive mind, largely thanks to players such as Patrick Mahomes.

Now, Kingsbury will have a chance at USC to work with Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams at quarterback.

Trojans fans quickly reacted to the news, including many who said they had heard this before.

[Tom Pelissero, NFL Network]

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