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Detroit Lions 2018 head coach tracker: Latest news, rumors on interviews, hirings

Get all of the latest news and rumors in one place here.

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The news for the Detroit Lions head coaching search is moving at such a quick pace that it’s admittedly very hard to keep track of everything. So this will be your master list, your cheat sheet. Here we will update all the latest rumors not only on who is a top candidate for the Lions coaching vacancy, but who Detroit has interviewed, who they’ve expressed interest in, and which of these candidates have also been sought out by other teams.

So without further ado, let’s look into these candidates.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: Yes
  • Scheduled interview: Yes (Friday, Jan. 5)
  • Other teams interested: Giants, Cardinals
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: Giants (Friday, Jan. 5), Cardinals (Saturday, Jan. 6)

Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin

  • UPDATE: Teryl Austin has accepted the Bengals defensive coordinator job
  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: Yes
  • Scheduled interview: Yes (Tuesday, Jan. 2)
  • Other teams interested: Bengals (as DC), Packers (as DC)
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: Bengals (Friday, Jan 5), Packers (interview request BLOCKED)

Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter

  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: Yes
  • Scheduled interview: Yes (Tuesday, Jan. 2)
  • Other teams interested: None
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: None

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur

  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: Yes
  • Scheduled interview: Yes (Thursday, Jan. 4)
  • Other teams interested: Bears, Cardinals, Giants
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: Cardinals (Thursday, Jan. 4 after Lions), Bears (Friday, Jan. 5), Giants (Saturday, Jan. 6)

Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel

  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: Yes
  • Scheduled interview: Yes (Wednesday, Jan. 3)
  • Other teams interested: Colts
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: Colts (Saturday, Jan. 6)

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks

  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: No
  • Scheduled interview: No
  • Other teams interested: Giants, Colts, Bears
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: Giants (granted permission, cannot interview until Panthers out of playoffs)

Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss

  • Lions expressed interest: Yes
  • Completed interview: Yes
  • Scheduled interview: Yes (Thursday, Jan. 4)
  • Other teams interested: None
  • Scheduled interviews with other teams: None