Kliff Kingsbury: Cardinals’ job ‘too good of an opportunity to pass up’ | NFL Countdown

  • Published on Jan 12, 2019
  • New Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury sits down with Sam Ponder to explain why he decided to take this job and why he's not focusing on what he's accomplished to this point, but rather what he does moving forward. Kingsbury praises Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay for his work with the team, especially with Jared Goff, and hopes to mirror that style with the Cardinals. Kingsbury discusses his relationship with Tom Brady and when the New England Patriots quarterback contacts him.
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Comments • 177

  • Jeffrey Brady
    Jeffrey Brady 14 days ago

    Haha....wait till this clown has to game plan around 11 defenders who run like lions.
    He will be coaching highschool in 3 years

  • Jewel Clark
    Jewel Clark 23 days ago

    A lot think that he can’t coach in the nfl,Because of his w-l record at Texas Tech,Remember when John Wooden retired as UCLA men’s basketball coach in 1975,He was replaced by Gene Bartow,Who was 14-17 at Illinois in the 1974-1975 season.He ended up coaching 2 seasons at UCLA & went 52-9.That just goes to show that just because a coach lost in the past,doesn’t mean that he will lose in the future

  • Whynotdoit78
    Whynotdoit78 26 days ago

    Very clear plan trade him draft a stud

  • Hector Rodriguez
    Hector Rodriguez Month ago

    Kliff should ask Sam Phone Number she's hot looking

    • Jewel Clark
      Jewel Clark 23 days ago

      Hector Rodriguez :He could ask Sam for her #,But Christian Ponder would probably kick his a$$!

  • Straightedgex34
    Straightedgex34 Month ago +1

    Cardinals Are Gonna Be Super Bowl Champs This Season!!!!!!! #BirdgGang

  • Hamed Khatiz
    Hamed Khatiz Month ago

    He looks old enough to be a player.

  • Tim Knippenberg
    Tim Knippenberg Month ago

    Canned after 2 years and a mushroom cloud.

  • Rashaun Roberts
    Rashaun Roberts 2 months ago

    Good morning football Luke Walton comment

  • enrique bravo
    enrique bravo 4 months ago

    I wanna thank Kingsbury for all his time and effort he put in at USC

  • Robert Hummel
    Robert Hummel 4 months ago +1

    Wilks should still be the head coach.

  • Logan Bartolozzi
    Logan Bartolozzi 4 months ago +19

    Imagine getting fired from Texas tech and getting an nfl head coaching job 😂

    • Jewel Clark
      Jewel Clark 23 days ago

      Logan Bartolozzi:Kliff is a very fortunate young man!Plus,rumor is that he’s dating Holly Sanders!

    • steeleboy09
      steeleboy09 Month ago +1

      It’s like Job in the Bible

  • imnotfat
    imnotfat 4 months ago

    Honestly Dwayne Haskins is in my opinion the top Draft QB pick he's 6'3 and 230 pounds with outstanding gameplay

  • Abel Zalazar
    Abel Zalazar 4 months ago +1

    I'm not making any excuse for for cliff kinsberry but let's be honest Texas tech is not high on most high school player it's O.U. Texas. A.M. EVEN HOUSTON. I HOPE HE DOES GOOD .

  • wyominggoat1
    wyominggoat1 4 months ago

    He don’t have a number one pick

    • the man
      the man 4 months ago +1

      Surprise: Cardinals pick #1

  • Rhysta The Juuler
    Rhysta The Juuler 4 months ago


  • Drew England
    Drew England 4 months ago +1

    He didn’t coach Baker Mayfield, Baker got hurt and Kliff wrote him off and Didn’t think he was good enough to play at Texas Tech and that’s why he transferred.

  • Colton Begay
    Colton Begay 4 months ago

    Need OL, won't mean much if this keeps getting neglected or be looking at a new coach two years from now

  • The Waffle Cone Kid
    The Waffle Cone Kid 4 months ago

    Was he thinking about getting Murray.

  • Joseph Perez
    Joseph Perez 4 months ago

    I’m rooting for him

  • Leveraged
    Leveraged 4 months ago

    I guess they’re hiring just based on looks now.

  • duane jessup
    duane jessup 4 months ago

    Kliff Kingsbury and Nick wright share custody of the same nose

  • rudy2fat
    rudy2fat 4 months ago

    I actually like Kingsbury. Texas Tech not an easy place to win unless your Mike Leach.

    • rudy2fat
      rudy2fat 4 months ago

      +Mickey G. Blankenship I don't think Leach would leave Wash. State unless its for a bigger program lol or more money

    • Mickey G. Blankenship
      Mickey G. Blankenship 4 months ago

      Should of brought Leech back..... Dammit!

    • Richard P.
      Richard P. 4 months ago

      Im not denying any of that, my original point was winning at Texas Tech under an athletic budget thats viewed as top 25 in the country is very possible. Lets not get off track here and get into a pissing contest about Okie St and TTU's budget. Kingsbury winning at TTU was my original point which I stick to, if he was a good coach he would have won more games but I wish him the best of luck at Arizona.

    • rudy2fat
      rudy2fat 4 months ago

      +Richard P. You must have missed the first article by 247 which was taken this past year. Okla State has the funds to keep SEC schools away from stealing Gundy. TT does not. Tenn tried to steal him and he stayed cause Okla State got the money. Gundy makes over 4 million a year. TT is nowhere near that.

    • Richard P.
      Richard P. 4 months ago

      That list is from 6 years ago and is only about indoor facilities, which Tech did not have one 6 years ago, they now do. I was talking about the most valuable football programs as far as athletic budgets go not booster donations from guys like Boone Pickens. Clearly OSU has money but my point being that TTU has enough resources to win as the basketball and baseball programs have shown (both top 10). Hopefully Matt Wells can do what Kingsbury could not.

  • Isaac Magoo
    Isaac Magoo 4 months ago

    It's OVER for us.......... we're going to suck ass...

  • Jo Jo32
    Jo Jo32 4 months ago

    As a cards fan I was kinda hoping we wouldn't hire him but oh well. I giving my full faith that youll turns things around

  • Aj Surles
    Aj Surles 4 months ago

    That nigga didn’t care about Baker Mayfield

  • Jose M
    Jose M 4 months ago +1

    I think he’ll work out. I’m a Texas tech fan so I know the difficulties he had there

  • Sylvester
    Sylvester 4 months ago

    But SkipppppppUp!

  • Ja Crispy
    Ja Crispy 4 months ago

    Please, just please don't be Steve Wilks 2.0 😭

      AZCARDSNRD11 4 months ago

      +Ja Crispy I understand Kliff has a good young O mind.

    • Ja Crispy
      Ja Crispy 4 months ago

      +AZCARDSNRD11 We can only hope man. I'm not trying to watch another 3-13 sad, boring ass season

      AZCARDSNRD11 4 months ago

      Ja Crispy He won’t. We don’t need a copycat Wilks hire.

    GOAT SOSA 4 months ago +7


  • Geoff Thompson
    Geoff Thompson 4 months ago

    It looks like Brian Flores, Patriots linebackers coach, is going to be the head coach of the Dolphins.
    We'll see what the peanut gallery has to say at that point.

  • Charissa Thompson
    Charissa Thompson 4 months ago +1

    It is over for the cardinals

  • Dontdoittoyoself
    Dontdoittoyoself 4 months ago

    Most of these coaches say whatever about the QB the team drafted before they was there but as soon as things don't go well they will cover themselves and say he wasn't my guy.

  • Harambe Nights
    Harambe Nights 4 months ago +1

    I would like to insert my penis inside of that ESPN reporter.

  • Shay the South Bay Realtor

    He’s gonna be a great coach! I’ll be back next year to claim my W.

  • Isaac Gurrola
    Isaac Gurrola 4 months ago +12

    Cardinals pick Nick Bosa At # 1

  • justaction
    justaction 4 months ago

    Money talks

  • jeoh93
    jeoh93 4 months ago +12

    Hopefully not having to recruit and play politics with boosters helps him

  • 808bboarder
    808bboarder 4 months ago +4

    And the young HC hires continue! We are entering a new era people lol

  • dowork2091
    dowork2091 4 months ago

    What a clown u said the same thing when usc hired for what two days

  • BigChubbz
    BigChubbz 4 months ago

    Dude still the goat for stuffing Holly sonders

  • Hillary Machinery Inc
    Hillary Machinery Inc 4 months ago +3

    Im happy for Kingsbury but I am not happy for Arizona. He was a failure as a head coach at college level. What did Arizona see in him that they believed would make him successful as their head coach. I wish him and the Cardinals success but the odds of success are better in a lotto or a game of craps.

    • Hillary Machinery Inc
      Hillary Machinery Inc 4 months ago

      Noted but his job as head coach wasnt to groom QB’s, his job was to win more games than he lost in in 5+ seasons he wasnt able to do that. Hes not going to AZ as an OC but as a head coach.

    • Shaaya Ellis
      Shaaya Ellis 4 months ago

      Hillary Machinery Inc He groomed Pat Mahones & Baker Mayfield.

  • uncle tom
    uncle tom 4 months ago +1

    He sucked when he played

  • Mikel Best
    Mikel Best 4 months ago +1

    @KE MILLION: fuck off. No ones gonna suscribe to you.

  • Brendan Southern
    Brendan Southern 4 months ago +3

    My cards are going to be a laughing stock

    • Baseballautographs02
      Baseballautographs02 4 months ago

      You can pin this.. Cardinals make the playoffs in kliff’s first season

    • Ja Crispy
      Ja Crispy 4 months ago +1

      +umTravis Couldn't have said it any better. We have a very stacked team, it's just hard to be good with shitty coaching and an O line that cant go one week without falling apart. We just need some good coaching staff and should for sure be a playoff contender 👍

    • umTravis
      umTravis 4 months ago +2

      L i am not going to set any expectations about this season not after what happened this last year with wilks. this hire with kingsbury was either a genius idea or horribly stupid , we will have to wait and see. but how can you say we have no talent? DJ , Kirk , Chandler Jones , maybe larry who knows , Rosen , budda baker , patrick peterson. we have the pieces there.
      people got to remember before last year with more experienced coaches we went 8-8 in the NFC West with blaine gabbert our 3rd string QB at the time no running game at all with david johnson being hurt , and kerwynn williams and penny not playing up to their potential, and all the other injuries that added up as well.
      we had a Rookie HC that had no input on the Offensive side of the ball with a rookie QB and a horrible injured OL , and a rookie first time play caller for more that half the season. how much can you really have expected out of this offense. on the other side of the ball we had a new defensive scheme at 4-3 , when the cards played 3-4 under arians. not to mention a rookie DC as well who was clearly inexperienced.
      this year we have brought a new fresh offensive mind to help rosen out and develop behind a coach who has had much success with QBs in the past. the offense should be much more creative. and on the defensive side we brought a VETERAN DC who has had major success on the defensive side and we are going back to 3-4 which is what the cards personnel was meant to play. great hire as well.
      all in all , the cardinals don’t lack talent at all and if draft right and sign the right FAs this offseason we have hope , we can be sleepers in the NFL as no one is projecting the cardinals to do much this season and is just bringing negativity to the franchise.

    • L
      L 4 months ago +1

      Dude thats the point you don't have talent
      You have to rebuild dude

  • Gman Hassan
    Gman Hassan 4 months ago

    Fuck offf u bachelor wanna be ,,

  • Manny Manhattan Music
    Manny Manhattan Music 4 months ago +15

    The Ryan Gosling thing wears off after enough losses. Ask Texas Tech, his alma mater, which fired him

    • Jesse Jackson
      Jesse Jackson 4 months ago +2

      +Bransen Smith Having gone through the Kingsbury era '12-'16 at TTU I can say without a doubt his tenure was the greatest triumph but also the greatest heartbreak. He reinvigorated the program after Tuberville bloted out of here for Cincy gave us our identity and pride back and gave us the greatest offenses and quarterbacks Tech had seen since Harrell years. He just never solved the defense and those coordinators/recruits in CFB are at a premium for a school located on the South Plains. Just couldn't run a complete program--I challenge the declining atheltic program however. Kliffs tenure and exposure allowed for the field refurbishment, Jumbotron upgrade, Sports Performance Center opening (Huge) as well as countless other investment gifts from alumni to support a program everyone knows is on the rise. Kirby Hocutt our AD chose him, but compared to recent hires such as Chris Beard and Tim Tadlock on the baseball and basketball fronts there was simply no further excuse for shorting the defense and fanbase when the other two "big-3" sports are competing for national championships the past few seasons. Tech will be better as will Kliff I believe and he will be a force in the NFL--he already has the Broncos DC so watch out!

    • Shay the South Bay Realtor
      Shay the South Bay Realtor 4 months ago +1

      Bransen Smith I respect your input, but in comparison to other schools in your conference there is no way Texas Tech could compete with the other programs. Most of the scholarship offers T Tech offers are declined for schools like Oklahoma or Texas.

    • Shay the South Bay Realtor
      Shay the South Bay Realtor 4 months ago +2

      Still a irrelevant program, and not a good factor to evaluate coaching potential in the NFL.

    • Manny Manhattan Music
      Manny Manhattan Music 4 months ago +2

      Shay Gibson Spike Dykes (.550), Mike Leach (.661), Tommy Tuberville (.541), Kliff Kingsbury (.446)

    • Shay the South Bay Realtor
      Shay the South Bay Realtor 4 months ago +4

      Manny Manhattan Music because winning at Texas Tech is easy

  • GetBuckets
    GetBuckets 4 months ago +1

    This guys got an ego on him there have been stories he'd ignore players if they weren't starters. Guys an average looking dude that wears sunglasses and loses games , there's a reason franchises like Arizona are perennial losers.

    • Richard P.
      Richard P. 4 months ago +1

      Dont know how well hes going to do in the NFL but the thing about Kliff ignoring players is completely false. Tech fan here from Lubbock and everything Ive heard about Kliff whether itd be from media, asst coaches or players is thats hes a great man and human being. The only ever negative thing spoken about him is from Baker who seems to have an issue with a lot of folks. Dont take my word for it, take a glance at his former Tech players on social media and they all praised him when he got fired and congratulated him when he got hired at Arizona. Hes a good guy who I dont think is quite ready to be an NFL head coach but we shall see.

  • DoubleDeuce 22
    DoubleDeuce 22 4 months ago +3

    I just finished watching the day in the life of with him at texas tech and just found this

  • Jordan Davis
    Jordan Davis 4 months ago +33

    If Marvin Lewis, Kliff Kingsbury, and Kwame Brown catch Stephen A is public it really might be over for him

  • Josh Wall
    Josh Wall 4 months ago +1

    Everybodys always gushing over this dude yet in reality hes like a well groomed gopher rat

  • asiajake
    asiajake 4 months ago +7

    So if he does not do well his firt year will he get fired?

    • R. Butcher
      R. Butcher 4 months ago +1

      I hate all of these replies like this, none of which are original. It's painfully obvious who didn't watch a Cardinals game last year. Jump on that bandwagon. They were historically bad. Abysmal. Not even fun to watch. Wilks was fired because he was that bad. He took a pro bowl running back and would run him twice up the middle of a makeshift offensive line on every series. He's a pass catcher. Nothing to do with his skill set. It had nothing to do with color or how good a guy he was. He was over his head and a bad head coach. Next time watch some actual football.

      KE MILLION 4 months ago +1

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  • Ball Life
    Ball Life 4 months ago +3

    I hope the stick wit Rosen cuz I’m excited for that offense

      KE MILLION 4 months ago +1

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  • Ken Fulton {Baby Elder}
    Ken Fulton {Baby Elder} 4 months ago +40

    Ok im 19 so im young and I don’t know Sean Mcvay but I seen him at a rams game am I qualified to be an NFL coach?

    • Mark Jefferson
      Mark Jefferson 4 months ago

      I watched him on TV. Am I qualified? I really want to be a coach, and apparently the requirements are knowing mcvay. I watch him alot.

    • L
      L 4 months ago

      +Hillary Machinery Inc Seriously y'all think Nick Saban is some Xs and Os guy?
      Ever heard the term CEO in Football?
      That's what guys like Butch Davis
      Bill and so many others do
      You get the right hires and they handle their job and you make the decisions on building a team they can coach
      Dabo does it too
      If Kliff Kingsbury has a DC who will do the job
      Be very warm in a few years about Arizona as I can see a lot better days

    • L
      L 4 months ago

      +Hillary Machinery Inc That's also something I don't care about
      In successful coaching you do one thing if you can't coach it all
      Nick Saban and Bill Belicheck does it
      Handle this side of the fucking ball and I'll handle mine
      Jim Harbaugh did this as well
      Vic Fangio was the entire reason for that Niners Defense
      And this Bears Defense which Nagy delegated
      And Pagano will be delegated that duty as
      The Big 12 and especially TTU isn't known for Defense
      As long as he has a DC who can legit call a D
      Who TF cares about TTU?

    • Hillary Machinery Inc
      Hillary Machinery Inc 4 months ago +2

      +L word, but his goal as a head coach is not to produce Heisman candidates, but to win more than lose........he failed at that

    • Ken Fulton {Baby Elder}
      Ken Fulton {Baby Elder} 4 months ago

      L Sounds like he’s really good at coaching individual players

  • This bitch loud in every movie

    Instead of going 3-13 maybe they will go 4-12 next year or if they are lucky 5-11!

    • This bitch loud in every movie
      This bitch loud in every movie 4 months ago

      L if he was an offensive Coordinator I would have absolutely no problem with him coming to the NFL but being a head coach is completely different

    • L
      L 4 months ago

      And lastly the bitch has a name
      Tasha Smith
      And yes she is loud as she is supposed to be

    • L
      L 4 months ago

      +This bitch loud in every movie so honestly you might look really dumb anyway for this
      But he may fail
      But y'all doubted the same type of coaches like Reich
      Like Nagy
      Like Mcvay
      They all have great DCs who handle shit
      Kris Richard is still a hire to make too
      So don't buy that Bug 12 shit
      I watched what they did
      98% of the time they are scoring 38+

    • L
      L 4 months ago +1

      +This bitch loud in every movie Ok because last time I checked
      Matt Nagy
      McVay were very questionable hires
      And you obviously don't understand what is done nowadays
      The only real downside of Kingsbury is one factor
      Defense so .... He gets a good DC who handles that side what's stopping him from succeeding in the Offense?
      Bill Belicheck is not an Offensive guy if you haven't realized
      Nick Saban is not a tactical coach
      They are CEO types who delegate
      Matt Nagy will give the Defense to Pagano
      Kliff should hire a Coordinator who will do the same
      It's not about his past(and Offense didn't suffer with him so who cares for me) it's about how he fits into changing the offense and QB situation

    • This bitch loud in every movie
      This bitch loud in every movie 4 months ago

      L If you can’t win in the Big 12 I doubt you can win in the NFL

  • Gianluigi Laressa
    Gianluigi Laressa 4 months ago +1


    • Sky J
      Sky J 4 months ago

      +KE MILLION no. Stop self promoting.

      KE MILLION 4 months ago +1

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  • Rex Thagoat
    Rex Thagoat 4 months ago +10

    John mcvay

  • QuietStormX
    QuietStormX 4 months ago +7

    He ain't a Young African American! ;-(

  • Lil Dagga
    Lil Dagga 4 months ago +42

    This guy couldn’t get it done in the big 12 but y’all think he ready for the nfl? Lmao 😂 good luck

    • Jonny Watts
      Jonny Watts 4 months ago

      Look at Bill Walsh's record at Stanford before winning three Super Bowls.

    • Devante Benton
      Devante Benton 4 months ago +2

      He’s had a top 10 offense every year at Texas Tech🤦🏿‍♂️ he’s coached Mahomes and Baker Mayfield. I’m pretty sure he knows what he’s doing

    • rudy2fat
      rudy2fat 4 months ago

      +No days off Okay and Mike Leach had the same talent but actually won at TT.

    • theocratickingdom30
      theocratickingdom30 4 months ago

      No days off He has an even worse record than the guy he replaced. When you don’t consider context, your opinion is invalid.

    • L
      L 4 months ago

      +No days off He just needs to delegate
      It's not as if this hasn't been done lately?
      Niners (even with Harbaugh!!!!!)
      All have the same set up
      Offensive guy
      And a high priority Defensive Coordinator
      I was shocked when Fangio was hired
      Because that is the new Formula

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    • L
      L 4 months ago

      +GOAT SOSA Are you?

      GOAT SOSA 4 months ago

      noel brooks keep that same energy

      GOAT SOSA 4 months ago

      leGoat is the best player ever of all timer. I like these picks

    • noel brooks
      noel brooks 4 months ago

      You almost got it cowboys ain’t going nowhere bro

  • DopestVlogger99
    DopestVlogger99 4 months ago +14

    They’re taking kyler at #1

    • Devante Benton
      Devante Benton 4 months ago

      Nope he’s already committed to Rosen. Try again

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    • RicoSuaVe
      RicoSuaVe 4 months ago +2

      Rosen is a true QB. It'll be Nick Bosa.

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