As new Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell looks to fill his coaching staff, numerous reports are surfacing about candidates for the multiple assistant coach openings. The latest position that is expected to be filled is offensive coordinator, where a favorite has emerged.
According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Lions are expected to name Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Lazor earned some attention after successfully turning Nick Foles into an impressive talent, but he lacks any experience as a coordinator in the league. He will apparently now get his chance to show that he is deserving of the opportunity.
Before joining the Eagles, Lazor was a quarterbacks coach with the University of Virginia, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. He also served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Falcons.
Now, he will take a step up in the coaching ranks and begin to add to his resume.
If Lazor can work the same magic with Matthew Stafford that he did with Foles, Calvin Johnson and the Lions organization will be incredibly satisfied.