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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Lions hire Cunningham as D-coordinator

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

Gunther Cunningham is Detroit's new defensive coordinator, according to a (very) early-morning press release issued by the team. Cunningham has been the clear No. 1 candidate for the job since new Lions coach Jim Schwartz was hired last week. 

I'll be back with analysis a bit later Wednesday morning, but I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the news. Cunningham and Schwartz worked together on the Tennessee staff from 2001 to 2003.