Tom Kowalski wrote this column on MLive.com concerning the Lions hiring a coach this week. He goes on to state that three of the Lions' targets are out of the playoffs and the Lions could offer one of them the job immediately.
Those coaches include Leslie Frazier (Vikings defensive coordinator), Mike Mularkey (Falcons offensive coordinator) and Todd Bowles (Miami's assistant head coach/secondary coach).
I can definitely see his reasoning but I'm not to up on any of those three (maybe Frazier as I believe the Lions need to concentrate on defense first). I'd hate to wait for Spags or Schwartz only to lose them to other teams and end up with no good candidates for a head coach.
Big time 1st test for Mayhew. Fingers crossed that he passes with flying colors.