DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Lions search for a new head coach to replace the fired Jim Schwartz continues after Detroit’s apparent number-one choice for the job, Ken Whisenhunt, decided to take the offer made by Tennessee to become the new head coach of the Titans. Whisenhunt spent the 2013 season as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers.
Detroit’s focus now reportedly turns to Jim Caldwell, the first candidate interviewed by the Lions. Caldwell, the offensive coordinator this season with Baltimore, also held that post in the Raven’s Super Bowl victory last year over the 49’ers, and was the head coach at Indianapolis when the Colts lost to the Saints in 2010 in the Super Bowl. Besides Caldwell, the Lions still seem to be interested in former Titans coach Mike Munchak, who also interviewed with Detroit last week. Munchak was let go on January 4th after 3 seasons with Tennessee.