With Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz set to enter the final year of his contract in 2012, an extension is in order. As head coach of the Lions, Schwartz followed up a 2-14 record in his first year with a 6-10 record in year No. 2 and a 10-6 record in 2011, his third year at the helm. The turnaround the franchise has had under his direction is something the Lions had been trying to do for nearly a decade, but it didn't happen until Schwartz became the head coach.
There hasn't been much news on Schwartz's potential extension recently. All we know right now is that the Lions want to give him one, but where the talks stand is unknown. Unsurprisingly, Schwartz isn't interested in sharing any information related to his contract.
"The next time I talk about my contract will be never.
"That’s just something that I’m not going to really comment on, because it has nothing to do with where we are, the success of the team, it has nothing to do with what we do on a daily basis."
Chances are the Lions are more concerned with negotiating with their impending free agents and Calvin Johnson, but I would imagine getting an extension done with Schwartz is near the top of the list of priorities for this offseason.