Much of the speculation about the vacant Lions head coaching job has centered on Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, but he’s not the only former NFL head coach on the team’s radar.
He’s not even the former head coach with the most recent experience in the top job on the radar. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Mike Munchak, fired as the head coach in Tennessee last Saturday, will interview with the team on Friday.
Munchak, who has also been linked to the vacancy at Penn State, spent three years with the Titans and compiled a 22-26 record. He was relieved of his duties after failing to come to an agreement with team brass about changes to the coaching staff and the overall vision for where the franchise was heading in the future. Should Munchak wind up with the job — Werder still terms Whisenhunt the favorite in Detroit — it would be two straight head coaches to come to Detroit from Tennessee as Jim Schwartz was the defensive coordinator with the Titans before getting the Lions job.
Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell has interviewed for the Lions job already and Bengals coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer are also reportedly in the mix in Detroit.