After hiring Kliff Kingsbury as the offensive coordinator, the USC Trojans are now reportedly blocking the offensive guru from multiple interviews for head coaching jobs in the NFL.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL began enforcing an old rule that required NFL teams to request permission from athletic directors to interview college coaches. The new enforcement of the old rule has allowed USC to block Kingsbury from interviewing with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.
USC so far has denied the Jets and Cardinals permission to interview Kliff Kingsbury for HC jobs, per league sources.https://t.co/rAyB5IDIvB
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2019
According to the report, any time that violated the university’s denied request would then be subject to discipline for “conduct detrimental” and would then be at risk of losing draft picks.
This will be very disappointing news for Jets safety Jamal Adams, who seems to clearly want Kingsbury to be New York’s next head coach.