Chalk up another interview for Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. The 50-year-old is slated to meet with Giants brass today, as Josina Anderson of ESPN.com tweets.
Austin met with the Dolphins on Tuesday and the Browns on Wednesday (as confirmed by Nate Ulrich of the Beacon Journal on Twitter), so he should be in the interviewing groove by the time he sits down with the Giants in the New York area. The Giants got their first interview in the books this week when they sat down with offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. In addition to their powwow with Austin, the Giants also have a Thursday meeting scheduled with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. On Friday, they’ll chat with Bears OC Adam Gase and they’re slated to interview ex-Bills head coach Doug Marrone on Saturday. Panthers DC Sean McDermott is expected to interview with the club at some point and Bengals OC Hue Jackson has been mentioned as a candidate.
Prior to taking over as the Lions’ DC in 2014, Austin was a defensive backs coach with the Ravens, Cardinals, and Seahawks. The veteran coach also briefly served as the University of Florida’s defensive coordinator in 2010. Austin garnered attention from the league when the Lions graded out as one of the league’s best defenses in 2014. In 2015, Austin was without the likes of Ndamukong Suh, DeAndre Levy, and Nick Fairley, but he still managed to get results out of his defense, particularly down the stretch.
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