The first official head coaching hire of the 2018 

first_img The first official head coaching hire of the 2018 NFL offseason is in.The Arizona Cardinals hired former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach.Kingsbury replaces Steve Wilks, who the Cardinals fired eight days before hiring Kingsbury after Wilks posted a record of 3-13.Related LinksThe 5: Resume highlights for Kliff Kingsbury as Cardinals head coachArizona Cardinals hire Kliff Kingsbury as next head coachMahomes, Brady speak highly of new Cardinals hire Kliff KingsburyWhile Kingsbury’s record of 35-40 coaching the Red Raiders isn’t alluring, his track record of quarterbacks that have come under his tutelage sure is. A guy gets fired and less than two months later he gets the ultimate promotion? No. No. Please. No.— Fred Santesteban (@fcsant63) January 8, 2019 pic.twitter.com/oz6sttUb5y— Robbie Patterson (@RobbiePIII) January 8, 2019 Couple it with a Todd Bowles to run the D and I am in— Trent Huizar (@tjweez) January 8, 2019 Complete nothing, we still need a very qualified DC.— EJ (@indubitablist) January 8, 2019 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 3 Comments   Share   A new King in the Nest.#KardsGotKliff[https://t.co/bI2zAkAiPh] pic.twitter.com/d6kN6SR41c— Arizona Kardinals (@AZCardinals) January 8, 2019Twitter is not overlooking Kingsbury’s looks, nor are the Cardinals. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas Tech Kliff Kingsbury walks off the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File) Kingsbury at USC pic.twitter.com/Vj30AJeawb— Jake Smith (@Thejakesmith_) January 8, 2019 Not since Al Davis hired Lane Kiffen have we seen a OC in college go to become a HC. Wonder what Clay Helton is thinking?— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) January 8, 2019 Another 3 win season.— First time voter (@Boyeeeeeeerrrr) January 8, 2019The Cardinals are having fun with the spelling of Kingsbury’s first name by starting up a temporary rebrand. To no surprise, that’s brought on a mixed reaction on social media.Replies to the news on Arizona Sports’ Twitter have been both positive and negative.pic.twitter.com/dFFkAfL7cc— Joe Yavicoli (@yavi66) January 8, 2019 pic.twitter.com/GYYsiFgWDo — CJ (@csr326) January 8, 2019And how about his dance moves? So @chanjones55 may have some competition for best moves on the team…#KardsGotKliff pic.twitter.com/Aw9mlxaEVx— Arizona Kardinals (@AZCardinals) January 8, 2019There’s also the USC element of this, where Kingsbury was hired as the offensive coordinator just over a month before taking the Cardinals job. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo When you see Ryan Gosling trending in Phoenix 🤔#KardsGotKliff pic.twitter.com/pn8XiOS5Ze— Arizona Kardinals (@AZCardinals) January 8, 2019 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more