Josh McDaniels 'very much in play' for Packers

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NFL FOX's Jay Glazer tweeted Monday afternoon that the ex-Texas Tech head coach is in fact interviewing for NFL head coaching jobs despite USC denying him permission to do so.

According to NFL Network, Kingsbury is still employed by USC.

On Monday, two days following a report that Kingsbury could resign from USC in order to interview for National Football League jobs, it appears USC athletic director Lynn Swann has changed his mind about allowing Kingsbury to test the National Football League waters.

Is New England a particularly desirable opportunity for Kingsbury in the first place? He was hired as USC's offensive coordinator on December 5 and is tasked with managing an offense that will include a lot of young talent in 2019.

The Kliff Kingsbury era at USC is off to a freaky start, and it could be over before the new offensive coordinator even coaches a game with the Trojans.

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviewed with the Green Bay Packers for the team's coaching vacancy.

According to multiple reports, Kingsbury is able to interview with teams like the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.

The Cardinals have also reportedly interviewed, or are scheduled to interview, Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell, former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase. McDaniels was only 32 when accepted the head-coaching job and he clearly had some maturing to. The Patriots selected Kingsbury in the 2003 NFL Draft, but he struggled in a short, injury-plagued career before coaching at the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University.

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