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Detroit Lions hire Michael McCarthy as quality control/offensive line coach

Another new face joins the Detroit Lions organization.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions staff continues to be filled with new faces. On Friday, the Lions announced their newest addition to their fresh set of administrators and coaches, Michael McCarthy.

McCarthy joins the team as the new quality control and offensive line coach. He fills the vacancy left from former offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn's firing back in October. Ron Prince, former tight ends coach, had filled the coaching hole in the interim after Washburn's firing. Prince will now work alongside McCarthy on fixing the Lions' offensive line problems.

As for McCarthy, he joins the team after spending just one year as the Cleveland Browns' quality control coach. McCarthy got his football career started back in 2008 as a scouting intern with the New York Jets. From there, he bounced between coaching gigs in the college ranks, including a two-year job as the video director for Western Michigan University and a year as the tight ends coach at North Carolina Central University. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in sports management.

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