Lions Interview OC Jim Bob Cooter For Head Coach

The Lions have interviewed incumbent offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter for their head coaching vacancy, the club announced today.Jim Bob Cooter

Now that Detroit has met with Cooter, general manager Bob Quinn has now interviewed both of his coordinators as he seeks to replace fired head coach Jim Caldwell. Defensive play-caller Teryl Austin was also interviewed on Tuesday, but no reports had indicated the Lions were also considering Cooter for the top job.

That’s not to say that Cooter hasn’t done an excellent job coordinating Detroit’s offense, but he does lack in experience. The 33-year-old Cooter has only led a unit for two-plus seasons, and was an offensive assistant as recently as 2013. But in his two full years as the Lions’ OC, Cooter’s scheme and his players’ execution finished 17th and 15th in DVOA.

By default, the remainder of the Lions’ head coaching candidates will be external. At present, Detroit has been linked to Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss, and Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel.

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8 comments on “Lions Interview OC Jim Bob Cooter For Head Coach

  1. acarneglia

    Dear Ford Family. Please hire Jim Bob Cooter as head coach. Greatest name in sports.

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  2. xscalabr

    Jim Bob never got back to me about the trailer he put up for sale on ebay

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  3. ThePriceWasRight

    should be the coach. players love him, he is creative with his play calling

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  4. Tigers2384

    As a Lions fan, I think it’s too soon to tell with him. I also like the idea of going defensive with the head coach and keeping JBC as the OC.

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  5. itslonelyatthetrop

    Mr. James Robert Cooter is the safe hire, I think. If by some miracle they can’t make a splash with their next HC, give the man a promotion.

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  6. marshmallowman

    Jim Bob is a standup guy. When my trailer was hit by lightning not one, but two times in two days, he brought over a jug of his finest batch of shine he’d made that week. the meth he scored from Cletus for us was icing on the cake

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