The Detroit Lions wanted Lovie Smith as their next head coach, but his heart was still in Tampa Bay which is where he now has a job. That’s not to say whoever gets hired is second-best, but the choice isn’t as clear cut anymore as it was when Lovie was still on the market.
Ken Wisenhunt is currently the projected frontrunner for the job but he’s not the only guy the Lions have brought in or are planning to bring in. According to Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, the Lions interviewed former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak on Tuesday.
Former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak interviewed for the Lions head coaching vacancy today.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 7, 2014
The Lions are clearly looking for an offensive minded head coach and that’s exactly what Wisenhunt is, but like Lovie Smith, there’s not guarantee Detroit will land him. Kubiak took the Texans to the playoffs twice in two years and knows how to work an offense. He’s not a genius, but he gets the job done and the Lions are clearly doing their due diligence in finding a new head coach to rinse out the sour Jim Schwartz taste from their mouths.