Latest Kliff Kingsbury News

Same ol' same ol': No progress for Black head coaches in NFL

Feb. 16, 2023 17:01 PM EST

After completing the latest round of coaching hires this week, the NFL won't look much different on the sidelines in 2023. DeMeco Ryans was the lone Black candidate to land one of the five openings, which means the 32-team league remains stuck at just three Black coaches heading...

Gannon ready to lead Cards after whirlwind interview process

Feb. 16, 2023 15:34 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Gannon said multiple times Thursday that he's a big believer "in being where your feet are.” His two feet have taken him through quite the whirlwind over the past 96 hours. Gannon was officially introduced as the Arizona Cardinals' head...

Eagles coordinators' consolation prize: head coaching jobs

Feb. 14, 2023 19:34 PM EST

The coordinators for the Super Bowl runner-up Philadelphia Eagles both landed first-time head coaching gigs 48 hours after their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. DC Jonathan Gannon replaced Kliff Kingsbury in Arizona on Tuesday and OC Shane Steichen was hired in Indianapolis,...

Cardinals hire Eagles coordinator Gannon as next coach

Feb. 14, 2023 17:23 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals hired Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon on Tuesday to be their next head coach. Gannon replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who was fired last month after going 4-13 in his fourth season. Gannon becomes Arizona's fourth coach...

Column: Six Degrees of Wilks connects dots of NFL racism

Jan. 27, 2023 15:28 PM EST

Let's play Six Degrees of Steve Wilks, a quick and easy way to connect the dots of racism in the NFL head coaching ranks. — We'll start with Kliff Kingsbury, a white coach who was fired by Texas Tech in 2018 and somehow wound up as head man of the Arizona Cardinals the very next...

Cards GM Ossenfort on rebuild: 'Ego will not be tolerated'

Jan. 17, 2023 17:30 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Monti Ossenfort watched in dismay two years ago as Arizona's Kyler Murray ripped apart the Tennessee Titans defense, accounting for five touchdowns in Arizona's 38-13 victory. He's much more excited to see the quarterback again now that they're part of the same...

Cardinals hire Monti Ossenfort as team's new general manager

Jan. 16, 2023 17:36 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Monti Ossenfort as the team's new general manager. The franchise announced the hiring of Ossenfort on Monday, one week after owner Michael Bidwill announced that head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim would not...

Kingsbury, Keim out as Cardinals undergo franchise makeover

Jan. 09, 2023 16:51 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have fired coach Kliff Kingsbury and parted ways with general manager Steve Keim after a dreadful season that saw constant unwanted headlines, a serious knee injury to star quarterback Kyler Murray and lots of losing. Now it's time for a...

Arizona Cardinals fire coach Kliff Kingsbury after 4-13 season that ended on 7-game losing streak; GM steps away, too

Jan. 09, 2023 12:33 PM EST
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals fire coach Kliff Kingsbury after 4-13 season that ended on 7-game losing streak; GM steps away, too.

J.J. Watt bids farewell to NFL with emotional 2-sack game

Jan. 08, 2023 21:34 PM EST

J.J. Watt's day started with a ceremonial bow following yet another sack. It ended with an emotional goodbye fitting for the end of the career of one of the NFL's best defensive players. Watt managed to go out still playing at a high level, adding two more sacks to his career total...