Earlier this week, there were reports that former Titans head coach Mike Munchak would interview for the Lions’ head coaching job on Friday.
Those reports turned out to have half the story correct. The Lions were planning to interview Munchak, but it happened sooner than expected. The team confirmed that the interview with Munchak occurred on Wednesday.
It’s the third interview the Lions have conducted as they look for Jim Schwartz’s replacement. Like Jim Caldwell and Gary Kubiak, Munchak has previous head coaching experience and an offensive pedigree.
Tim Twentyman of the team’s website reports that Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, who shares those traits with the other candidates, is also expected to interview with the team before the week is out. Numerous reports have pegged Whisenhunt as the favorite to get the job, although he can’t be hired until the Chargers’ season comes to an end.