Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury staying focused on current season, not Oklahoma Sooners' coaching vacancy

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On Monday morning, Kliff Kingsbury dodged a question about his interest in the University of Oklahoma job, a day after a report said the Sooners were targeting him for their vacant head coaching position.

"I don't like those things," he said. The Chicago Bears are a really good football team and had a big win, so my focus has been on them, since I watched them on Thanksgiving.

When asked why he didn't just deny interest in the Sooners job, he replied, "We're in-season, we're 9-2, Just not a topic I want to touch on right now."

On Sunday afternoon, Adam Schefter reported that Oklahoma was going to hire Kliff Kingsbury to replace Lincoln Riley as the Sooners' next head football coach.

When the news broke about Oklahoma's interest, he was in his movie room all day, so it didn't affect him. He said he was watching a game film.

The professionalism that these guys approach the game with each and every day, as well as the fact that pro players are highly motivated, make me enjoy coaching in the NFL. It motivates you to be a better coach. If you don't step up your game, you'll lose those guys or you'll be stuck with them.

In his third season in Arizona, coach Kliff Kingsbury has the Cards with the best record in football, and they are in the lead of theNFC West. Arizona has improved each season. The Cards were 8-8 last year, and 5-10-1 in the first season.

Three years after being the worst offense in the NFL, the Cards have become a top 10 offense under coach Kliff Kingsbury.

After going 35-40 in six seasons at Texas Tech, Kingsbury was hired to replace Steve Wilks, who went 3-13 in his lone season as Arizona's head coach. After the season, he was fired.

Kyler Murray was the first quarterback drafted by the Cards, and he was drafted by a coach who has known him since he was 15 years old. On the day before Arizona beat the Seattle Seahawks on the road to head into its bye week, Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said he and quarterback Kyler Murray are "tied to each other forever" and that they signed up together.

Josh Allen signed a six-year extension with the Buffalo Bills in August that was worth up to $258 million.