With Teryl Austin interviewing for several NFL head coaching jobs this month, it looked like the Detroit Lions might be in the market for a new defensive coordinator this offseason. After an impressive first year as the Lions' defensive coordinator, Austin became a pretty popular coaching candidate, but it looks like he's going to be back next season.
Now, it looks like the Lions could be in the market for a new special teams coordinator, as John Bonamego has reportedly interviewed for Central Michigan's head coaching job.
Spartan Nation has learned CMU interviewed this Detroit Lion coach over the weekend about their open head coach job http://t.co/nVt9osilQ6— Hondo Carpenter (@HondoCarpenter) January 25, 2015
Bonamego hasn't coached in the college ranks since the late 1990s, but he did play football at Central Michigan. It's unclear what his chances of landing the CMU job are at this point, and it's also unclear just how quickly the school is planning to fill the position. Dan Enos unexpectedly left the job last week to become Arkansas' offensive coordinator, and with National Signing Day for recruits now less than a week away, CMU is in a tough spot.
As we found out earlier this week, Bobby Johnson, the Lions' assistant offensive line coach, has left for a job with the Oakland Raiders. Johnson is currently the only member of the 2014 coaching staff to depart this offseason, but there could be more turnover if Bonamego is offered the CMU job.