At long last, Lions announce staff


Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Busy day here in the NFC North. The latest comes from Detroit, where the Lions just announced their full coaching staff.

Coach Jim Schwartz's 18-man staff includes six holdovers from predecessor Rod Marinelli's staff. Here is the full list, with an asterisk (*) next to the holdovers:

  • Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator: Gunther Cunningham

  • Offensive coordinator: Scott Linehan

  • Quarterbacks: Jeff Horton

  • Offensive line: George Yarno

  • Running backs: Sam Gash*

  • Wide receivers: Shawn Jefferson*

  • Tight ends: Tim Lappano

  • Offensive quality control: Todd Downing

  • Defensive line: Bob Karmelowicz

  • Assistant defensive line: Kris Kocurek

  • Linebackers: Matt Burke

  • Secondary: Tim Walton

  • Assistant secondary: Daron Roberts

  • Defensive quality control: Don Clemons*

  • Special teams coordinator: Stan Kwan*

  • Assistant special teams: Bradford Banta*

  • Coordinator of physical development: Jason Arapoff*

  • Strength and conditioning: Malcolm Blacken*

Here is a link to a page with biographies for each coach. I'll have a bit more analysis on this list Thursday. Please don't go blue holding your breath.