First head coach interview conducted by Detroit Lions, as many as 10 interview slips put in

According to reports, the Detroit Lions have officially begun their interviews as they search for a new head coach.

Tom Pelissero, Ian Rapoport, and Mike Garafolo are reporting that the Lions’ first interview was conducted on Thursday and it was former Cincinnati Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis.

The report also suggests the Lions have as many as 10 interview slips submitted.


The Lions also quietly began their head coaching search by interviewing former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on Thursday. 49ers DC Robert Saleh, a Dearborn native, is considered a strong candidate for the head coaching job. But the Lions are expected to run a wide search for that position, too, putting in as many as 10 interview slips for head coaching candidates for that job, with Chiefs OC Eric Bienemy, Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell and Titans OC Arthur Smith among the potential targets. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Lions at least explore college head coaches such as Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald. Interim coach Darrell Bevell is expected to get an interview for the full-time job, too.

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