The Bengals had to wait until after the Super Bowl to hire a head coach. They’re still waiting to get a defensive coordinator.
According to NFL Media, the Bengals wanted to interview new Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley for the position. Hafley, however, declined.
As explained by Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Hafley decided that “he’s not going to renege on his commitment to OSU after taking the job last month.” Intended or not, that’s a backhanded slap at Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who did just that at USC, leaving the program after a month.
The fact that multiple college defensive coordinators have opted to stay…