Arizona’s David Johnson expecting big things in new offense

Football 05/30/19, 01:25

Arizona running back David Johnson believes it could be a grand year.Two grand, even.Johnson came close to having 1,000 yards rushing and receiving once before and believes he can do it under new coach Kliff Kingsbury's high-octane offense."I definitely hope that a thousand/thousand is reachable and that's always going to ...

Cardinals’ Murray makes impression in first NFL practice

Sports 05/10/19, 16:46

The Arizona Cardinals' rookies took the practice field for the first time on Friday, and all eyes were on quarterback Kyler Murray.Murray, the top overall pick in last month's NFL draft, sported a white tie-on headband as he threw over the outstretched arms of coach Kliff Kingsbury and looped on-target ...

Cardinals sign top pick Murray to four-year deal

Sports 05/09/19, 20:21

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Kyler Murray in time for their rookie minicamp.Arizona signed the No. 1 overall draft pick to a four-year contract Thursday worth about $35 million with a team option for a fifth. It includes a signing bonus of more than $23 million.The Cardinals also signed five ...

Pats take Stidham as possible successor to Brady

Football 04/27/19, 18:35

Jarrett Stidham now stands where several others have before him — as a possible successor to Tom Brady as quarterback of the New England Patriots.But like nine other drafted signal-callers before him, Stidham knows it's best to concentrate solely upon making the football team first and worry later about what ...

Cardinals take Murray No. 1 overall and trade Rosen

Football 04/27/19, 16:51

The Arizona Cardinals thought they had their quarterback of the future when they moved up five spots to take Josh Rosen at No. 10 of last year's NFL draft.Now they have a new future.Arizona selected a quarterback with a first-round pick for the second straight year, nabbing Heisman Trophy winner ...

Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler to Arizona to begin 4th round

Sports 04/27/19, 13:12

The third and final day of an NFL draft as memorable for the scene, the music and the passion of the folks in Nashville began Saturday with Arizona selecting Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler.Butler is 6-foot-6 and could be a presence in the red zone for new Cardinals quarterback ...

Cardinals banking on Kyler Murray to start a new era

Sports 04/26/19, 19:01

Kyler Murray met Kliff Kingsbury as a 15-year-old high school quarterback in Allen, Texas.Kingsbury recruited Murray when he was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and remained in touch with the talented quarterback as the coach at Texas Tech, even though he played for a rival school.Now the pair have ...

Cardinals create glut at quarterback by selecting Murray

Football 04/25/19, 20:09

The Arizona Cardinals ended months of speculation by taking Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft.Now they have to decide what to do with Josh Rosen.The Cardinals moved up five spots to take Rosen with the 10th overall pick of the 2018 ...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Sports 04/22/19, 16:19

We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy.This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be difference-makers. Many of ...

Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall

Sports 04/18/19, 13:10

The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.Rosen had some ups and downs during his first season, as many rookies do, but did nothing to dissuade the Cardinals from believing he ...

Source: Former Broncos coach Joseph could join Browns

Football 01/10/19, 19:13

A person familiar with the meeting says former Broncos coach Vance Joseph will interview to be defensive coordinator under new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens.Joseph will meet Saturday with Kitchens, said the person who spoke Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Browns have not finalized their ...

Cardinals take a chance on ‘bright mind’ of Kingsbury

Football 01/09/19, 19:42

Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill went outside the traditional boundaries to find his new head coach, identifying Kliff Kingsbury as someone who can ignite the team's moribund offense and mold Josh Rosen into a dynamic NFL quarterback.Kingsbury, with no NFL coaching experience and a losing record in six seasons at ...

USC lands Kliff Kingsbury as Helton’s offensive coordinator

Football 12/05/18, 14:08

Former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was named Clay Helton's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California on Wednesday.Kingsbury is considered one of the top offensive minds in football despite being fired by Texas Tech on Nov. 25. He went 35-40 in six seasons in charge of his alma ...

Texas Tech hires Wells after success at alma mater Utah St

Sports 11/29/18, 21:55

Texas Tech hired Matt Wells as its new football coach Thursday night after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater.Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this year and headed to their fifth bowl in ...

Texas Tech AD to address media; reports of coaching change

Football 11/25/18, 12:50

Texas Tech says athletic director Kirby Hocutt will hold a news conference Sunday to address the future of the football program amid reports the school is parting ways with coach Kliff Kingsbury.The Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season with a 35-24 loss to Baylor on Saturday, when they ...

Kingsbury future uncertain after Red Raiders lose finale

Football 11/24/18, 18:05

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury's future was uncertain after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season under their former quarterback.Kingsbury, who has a 35-40 record in six seasons, said he expected to sit down soon with athletic director Kirby Hocutt. The coach wouldn't provide any indication of what ...

Baylor gets bowl eligible with 35-24 win over Texas Tech

Sports 11/24/18, 15:50

Charlie Brewer threw for 308 yards with three touchdowns and ran for a score as Baylor beat Texas Tech 35-24 in the regular season finale Saturday to get bowl eligible a year after winning only one game.Brewer, who was 22-of-30 passing, put Baylor (6-6, 4-5 Big 12) ahead to stay ...

Different modes for Baylor, Texas Tech to get bowl eligible

Football 11/23/18, 02:00

Texas Tech and Baylor have reached the regular-season finale in the same position, needing a win to get bowl eligible."It's a playoff game," Baylor coach Matt Rhule said. "Win or go home."Still, the modes of the two teams couldn't be much more different going into Saturday's game in the NFL ...

Status of most Big 12 coaches not in air even with KU change

Football 11/21/18, 13:05

David Beaty has already been replaced at Kansas as he gets ready to coach his final game with the Jayhawks.Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is again on the hot seat as coach of his alma mater. There is even uneasiness around 79-year-old Bill Snyder, who first got to Kansas ...

Road warrior Red Raiders ready for trip to Kansas State

Football 11/15/18, 14:54

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke glowingly of the fan base at Kansas State, where no matter how much the Wildcats are winning or losing, they always seem to make it a tough road environment."It's a great home-field advantage," said Kingsbury, who has experienced it as both a player and ...

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