Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to the NFL.

After one season on Lincoln Riley’s staff at USC, Kingsbury is expected to be the new offensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter had the news first.

Kingsbury was a senior offensive analyst for the Trojans this past season. When Riley briefly missed time with an illness late in the year, Kingsbury stepped up and helped. Though he couldn’t work with players on the practice field, his impact was felt.

“He’s able to give a bunch of different ideas, things that worked in the pros, things that worked in college,” quarterback Caleb Williams said.”He’s a great coach to have in your QB room because he’s seen it done on the highest level. He’s seen it done on our level with many different players that, you see now, they went first pick or they won (the) Heisman. Patrick Mahomes. He’s been with a bunch of different guys like that, Kyler (Murray) when he was in the pros.”

Kingsbury was an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Houston and Texas A&M before getting the Texas Tech coaching job in 2013. He spent six seasons with the Red Raiders, going 35-40, before the school decided to move in a different direction.

He initially accepted the offensive coordinator position at USC in December of 2018 before resigning a month later to take the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.

Kingsbury signed a six-year extension in March of 2022, and he was fired the following January after going 28-37-1 as the head coach.