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Lions Set to Hire Saints Assistant Coach Dan Campbell as New HC

The Lions are set to hire their next head coach, as Saints assistant/tight ends coach Dan Campbell is set to be the team’s new voice.

Detroit had to wait for the Saints to be eliminated from the playoffs in order to hire Campbell, and that happened Sunday thanks to Tom Brady and the Bucs in a 30-20 win by Tampa over New Orleans.

The hiring of Campbell ends the two biggest hirings this offsason for the Lions, as the team already hired new GM Brad Holmes on a five-year contract last week.

Campbellā€™s resume includes 21 years of NFL experience, 11 on the field with four teams, and another 10 now as a coach.

He played for the Giants, 1999-2002; Dallas Cowboys, 2003-05; Detroit Lions, 2006-08 and New Orleans Saints, 2009.

Campbell does have a bit of head coaching experience, as he was the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins back in 2015, going 5-7 over the last 12 games of the season.

Reports say that the “official” hiring of Campbell may not take place for another day or two, but a number of reports around the league from insiders say that the move is all but official now that the Saints are eliminated.


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