USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury has officially accepted an offer to become the head coach of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. The move confirms his resignation as USC's offensive coordinator, a job that he held for a little over a month.
USC hired Kingsbury on December 5 after letting go of previous offensive coordinator Tee Martin. Martin was fired alongside several other personnel including Kenechi Udeze, Ronnie Bradford, Bryan Ellis and Neil Callaway. Their departures came after the Trojans finished 5-7, their worst season since 2000.
Kingsbury came to USC after six seasons at Texas Tech, where he finished with a 35-40 record. However, despite his poor finish, Kingsbury boasts an impressive rapport in developing young quarterbacks and building dynamic offenses. He finished with a top-25 scoring offense in five of his six seasons.
Kingsbury's quarterback accolades include Johnny Manziel, Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes. Manziel and Mayfield both won Heisman trophies, while Mahomes has led the Kansas City Chiefs to the playoffs. All three were first round picks in their respective drafts.
USC will now look to replace Kingsbury ahead of spring football practice.
This is a developing news story. USC Annenberg Media will provide more updates as they become available.