The Detroit Lions did not have any player moves to announce on Friday morning but they did announce some changes to their scouting department.
As you can see below, Brandon Sosna is officially part of the Lions football operations department as he is listed as Senior Director, Football Administration.
Here are the updates to the Lions' scouting department:
PLAYER PERSONNEL UPDATES
Lance Newmark – Senior Director of Player Personnel
Brian Hudspeth – Assistant Director of College Scouting
Joe Kelleher – Assistant Director of Pro Scouting
Ademi Smith – Scout
FOOTBALL OPERATIONS UPDATES
Mike Disner – Chief Operating Officer
Brandon Sosna – Senior Director, Football Administration
Gina Newell – Senior Director, Football Operations
Jesse Giambra – Manager, Team Operations/Head Coach Administration
Detroit Lions hire Brandon Sosna
Just over a week ago, the news broke that the Lions had poached Brandon Sosna from USC.
Sosna began informing co-workers of his decision earlier this week, sources said. His role with the Lions is expected to be the Senior Director of Football Administration, according to sources.
Sosna has operated as the No. 2 to USC athletic director Mike Bohn essentially since Bohn's hiring late in 2019, including a promotion to executive senior associate athletic director. During that time, Bohn credited Sosna as the architect for the “brilliant” search for Lincoln Riley as head coach.
USC was aggressive in trying to retain Sosna, sources said, but the lure of a career in the NFL trumped anything the school could come up with.
“He's had a profound impact on the modernization of the athletic department,” a USC source said. “He helped us attract industry leaders and helped push our football program on the rapid trajectory toward competitiveness.”
Nation, do any of these moves by the Detroit Lions stand out to you?