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Lions' List of Head Coach Candidates

UPDATE: Click here for an updated version of this list.

In order to keep track of all the coaches the Lions have shown interest in, I have compiled a list of candidates and whether or not they have interviewed or will interview with Detroit.  I have only listed coaches who have been linked to the Lions in reports by credible sources (i.e. Adam Schefter, local papers, team officials, the coaches themselves, etc.) and will continue to update this as new developments are reported.  On that note, if you happen to find something about a coach possibly being linked to the Lions job and he isn't on the list below, leave a comment with a link to the report.

Coach Team Current Job
Todd Bowles Dolphins Assistant/Secondary Coach Yes (January 7)
Leslie Frazier Vikings Defensive Coordinator Yes (TBD)
Jason Garrett Cowboys Offensive Coordinator No (Withdrew name)
Jerry Gray Redskins Secondary Coach Yes (January 2)
Mike Heimerdinger Titans Offensive Coordinator TBD
Josh McDaniels Patriots Offensive Coordinator TBD
Mike Mularkey Falcons Offensive Coordinator TBD
Rex Ryan Ravens Defensive Coordinator TBD
Jim Schwartz Titans Defensive Coordinator Yes (January 3)
Mike Shanahan None None TBD
Steve Spagnuolo Giants Defensive Coordinator Yes (January 1)

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