The Los Angeles Rams made headlines when reports surfaced about them reaching out to former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury. It appears head coach Sean McVay has since confirmed the reports.
The prospect of the Rams bringing in another brilliant offensive mind seemed a bit far-fetched. However, McVay says he did, in fact, reach out to Kingsbury upon his departure from Texas Tech, according to Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire:
“First of all, Kliff is a good friend of mine,” McVay said. “The first conversation was just more regards to a friend reaching out to a friend. I knew what was going on. He’s certainly a guy that has a lot of different options and things like that. Certainly, anytime that you have a close friend that you have a whole lot of respect for in the coaching profession, he came out and saw us this summer. That was something that I had kind of offered – a chance to be around and help out in any way sort of way if that was something he was interested in. He’s got a lot of different options right now that he’s kind of sorting through and that’s why he’s a great coach.”
It had been reported that McVay reached out to Kingsbury to bring him in as a potential offensive assistant coach. It is no secret that he is one of the biggest names on the coaching market. Reports have surfaced about him potentially becoming the offensive coordinator at USC, however, it has become evident that there is interest at the professional level as well.
Los Angeles already boasts one of the elite coaching staffs in the NFL. Aside from star status of McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and special teams coach John Fassel have established themselves as household names as well. Regardless, it is clear that the Rams are still looking to improve in any way they can.
It is encouraging to see that McVay has a personal relationship with Kingsbury outside of football. This could serve the Rams well if they decide to bring him on down the final stretch of the season, however, it is safe to assume he may be looking to take on a bigger role moving forward.