Detroit Lions and Michigan could end up competing for same head coaching candidate

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The Detroit Lions have already fired head coach Matt Patricia and following Saturday’s loss to a Penn State team that did not have a win yet this season, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh‘s seat has never been hotter.

If the Wolverines do decide to move on from Harbaugh — or if he makes the decision to leave — there is a chance that both Michigan and the Lions could end up competing for the same head coaching candidate.

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That candidate is current Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, who has been mentioned as one of the hottest head-coaching candidates around, both for college football and the NFL.

Campbell, who is 41, is highly regarded not only as a great football coach but a great leader of men. His presence in a locker room is one that players respond to and he would certainly be a welcome addition to either the Wolverines or the Lions.

During his time at Iowa State, Campbell has led the Cyclones to a 33-27 record, while winning the Big 12 Coach of the Year award in both 2017 and 2018. Prior to his time at ISU, Campbell served as head coach at Toledo, where he went 35-15, including a 2015 season where he led the team to a 9-2 record and a season-high ranking of No. 19.

Nation, would you rather see Campbell coach the Lions or the Wolverines?