The coaching carousel is slowly spinning to a stop, but there’s a chance it will get one last sputter.
The Lions have not yet decided whether to make a coaching change, which means that Jim Caldwell could still end upon the outs.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Caldwell and G.M. Bob Quinn have met on at least four different occasions. Caldwell has still gotten no indication regarding whether he’ll have a job for 2016.
After Quinn was hired, there were indications that Caldwell was in trouble. If a change is definitely coming, Quinn apparently has a wish list containing none of the names that other teams have seriously considered, giving him the luxury of time — and inviting speculation that he would pursue someone whose team is still playing, like Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Now that every job is filled except the Tennessee vacancy, which presumably is going to Mike Mularkey, Quinn can hire anyone he wants. At some point, though, Quinn needs to decide whether he wants to continue to employ Caldwell.