Kliff Kingsbury could resign from USC to pursue National Football League opportunity

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The Jets are being kept from interviewing one of their coaching candidates.

Kliff Kingsbury's career with the USC Trojans might last less than most anticipated. However, the Cardinals have been denied the opportunity to interview him. He wasn't on the open market for long, as the Trojans scooped him up for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Per multiple sources, Kingsbury's contract has a very low buyout.

The 39-year-old Kingsbury was sacked after posting a 35-40 record in six seasons as head coach at Texas Tech. Those moves come a month after the National Football League told teams that they would be expected to request and receive permission from college athletic directors to speak to staff members or they'd face punishments for "conduct detrimental", just as one would for speaking to coaches employed by National Football League teams without permission of those organizations.

NY fired Todd Bowles following its Week 17 loss to the New England Patriots after finishing in last place in the AFC East for the third straight season. So who are the top candidates to be the next Jets head coach?

The Cardinals have also reportedly interviewed, or are scheduled to interview, Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell, former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.

Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers watches his team against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Ford Field on October 7, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.