Lions regrouping on offensive coordinator search
As expected, former Denver coach Jedd Fisch has accepted the offensive coordinator job at the University of Minnesota. Earlier this week, Fisch interviewed for Detroit's offensive coordinator job.
The Lions, who hired Gunther Cunningham as their defensive coordinator Wednesday, apparently are waiting to see if New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer leaves the team. Schottenheimer would be a top candidate in Detroit if that happens.
If not, two names floated as possibilities by Adam Schefter of NFL.com include former St. Louis coach Scott Linehan and former Cleveland offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. Linehan would be an especially intriguing candidate if the Lions decide to retain quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
Linehan was Culpepper's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach during the 2003 and 2004 seasons in Minnesota, the most productive years of Culpepper's career.