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Notes: Lions reportedly planning to keep Jim Bob Cooter around regardless of head coach

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Regardless of what happens at head coach, the Lions reportedly want their offensive coordinator around.

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Talk of Jim Caldwell being replaced as head coach has quieted since the team has put together a three-game winning streak, but even if he is, most league executives believe Lions general manager Bob Quinn probably would consider Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia over Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel as the replacement. There is no rush to break up the Stafford and Cooter partnership.

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