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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Another Lions OC candidate joining college ranks

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

The only confirmed candidate for Detroit's offensive coordinator job appears set to join the University of Minnesota instead.

Former Denver receivers coach Jedd Fisch, who interviewed Monday with the Lions, was traveling Tuesday to the Twin Cities to meet with Gophers coach Tim Brewster. According to my colleague Bill Williamson of AFC West fame, Fisch is expected to accept the job in the next few days.

The Lions were believed to have been interested in former Denver assistant Jeremy Bates, but Bates is joining the college ranks and will coach at USC.

One remaining possibility for the Lions is New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, if he does not remain on the staff under new coach Rex Ryan.