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Saturday, January 3, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Lions catchup

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

Let's get caught up on the Detroit Lions' coaching search, which will continue into the weekend.

The Lions are scheduled to interview Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on Saturday in Nashville, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News. Schwartz will be the second confirmed interview; the Lions met with New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has withdrawn from consideration, according to the National Football Post. And the Lions have added Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey to their list of candidates.

Other candidates under consideration include Baltimore defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Washington secondary coach Jerry Gray and Miami assistant head coach Todd Bowles. UPDATE (4 p.m. ET: Gray interviewed Friday in Detroit, according to the Washington Post

Interviews with assistants whose teams play this weekend -- including Ryan and Frazier -- could occur as soon as Monday.

Continuing a weekend tour around the NFC North: