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Patriots QB Tom Brady has high praise for reported OC candidate Kliff Kingsbury

Tom Brady, Kliff Kingsbury

There seems to be a new saga in the world of football right now, and it involves USC head coach Kliff Kingsbury and a number of NFL teams, including Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Kingsbury, who had just been hired by the Trojans to be their next head coach last month, is reportedly interviewing with some NFL squads. It’s even possible that he may have already left the program, a sign that he’s already made up his mind to take his coaching career into the next level.

The Patriots, on the other hand, are making a contingency plan in anticipation of a possible separation with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who could leave New England once the season is over. That opens up an opportunity for Kingsbury to get a job in Foxboro again, and it sounds like Brady does not have any problems with having him again on the team based on the way he spoke about his former teammate on WEEI’s “Mut & Callahan,” (h/t Zack Cox of NESN).

“I played with Kliff, and we’ve been friends ever since,” Brady said Monday. “I see him from time to time. (Former Patriots and Texas Tech wide receiver) Danny (Amendola) still keeps in touch with him. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time.

“Kliff has done a great job at Texas Tech, and I know he’s at USC, but it doesn’t surprise me that a lot of teams are interested. He’s just a great football mind, and he’ll be successful wherever he’s at.”

Apart from the Patriots, other NFL teams currently linked to Kingsbury are the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals, who, unlike the Patriots, are in desperate need to right their respective ships following their disastrous campaigns.