Robert Saleh’s high school coach has warning for Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are currently going through the process of identifying, interviewing, and then hiring their next head coach as they have already interviewed four candidates and plan to bring in at least a couple more before making a decision.

On Thursday, the Lions announced they had officially interviewed San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh for their head coach opening. Saleh, who grew up in Dearborn, MI, is not only a heavy favorite to land the Lions job but he is also the favorite of just about any Lions’ fan you ask.

The consensus is that the Lions should do whatever it takes to convince Saleh to come home, which all begins with them offering him the job.

But what if they don’t? What if the Lions decide to go in a different direction?

Well, according to Saleh’s high school football coach, Jeff Stergalas, that would not go over too well with the loyal people of East Dearborn.

From Detroit Free Press:

“East Dearborn is a very, very loyal — loyal — community,” Stergalas said. “I’m not sure they would quite understand or accept the fact, if the Lions don’t offer him the job. That’s just the makeup of the community, because of the loyalty.

“Let’s face it, the Lions have struggled and the people that played against Robert, in high school for crying out loud, they want to see him get the job. Guys that coached against Robert’s teams, they want to see him. Everybody wants to see Robert get this job. The roots are deep. The roots go deep, and they touch a lot of people.”

Nation, if the Lions decide to hire another candidate and do not even offer the job to Saleh, would you be upset? A lot of people will be.

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