NFL Insider Has Details On Kliff Kingsbury’s Buyout At USC

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Back in December, Kliff Kingsbury took on the role of offensive coordinator for the Trojans just a few weeks after being fired from Texas Tech.  It’s no secret that by taking the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching job, Kingsbury has essentially left USC twisting in the wind.We now know just how much Kingsbury is going to have to give back to USC to complete the move to the NFL.According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Kingsbury must pay USC a $150,000 buyout in order to resign as offensive coordinator.Rapoport added that the Cardinals are expected to foot the bill on Kingsbury’s buyout.As per the terms of his contract negotiated by @ErikBurkhardt at #USC, Kliff Kingsbury owes the school a $150K buyout to resign and take the #AZCardinals head coaching job. The team is expected to handle that.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2019USC finished the 2018 season with a 5-7 record, their first losing season since 2000.In leaving USC to take the Cardinals job, Kingsbury joins a growing list of coaches who departed shortly after being named coach of another team.Several days ago, Manny Diaz took over as head coach of Miami (FL) despite having already signed on the dotted line to coach Temple.In last year’s NFL coaching cycle, Josh McDaniels famously went back to the New England Patriots to remain as offensive coordinator despite having agreed to coach the Indianapolis Colts.last_img read more