There has been no announcement yet from the Cardinals on a head coach selection, but then again, there has been no announcement yet – officially -- about a new head coach for any of the eight teams in search of a new boss.
The Cardinals, as various reports have noted, have interviewed former Dolphins coach Adam Gase, former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell, Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell and Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor.
The team is also expected to interview with college offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. The former Texas Tech head coach was let go after the season and then signed with USC as offensive coordinator last month – and USC apparently was unwilling to give permission to NFL teams for interviews.
But Monday afternoon, multiple reports said that Kingsbury was now going to be able to interview, and that the Cardinals and Jets were among teams that would talk to him.
A couple of teams sound close to making a hire. The Packers have reportedly offered the job to Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, while the Buccaneers may bring in former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. Arians could go to work for Bucs GM Jason Licht, who was the Cardinals’ VP of player personnel in Arians’ first season in Arizona.
The hiring cycle began last year – for seven openings -- on Jan. 6, when the Raiders hired Jon Gruden, and concluded Feb. 12, when the Colts hired Frank Reich after Josh McDaniels backed out of the job. Steve Wilks was hired Jan. 22 by the Cardinals.
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