Jim Caldwell wants Teryl Austin as his defensive coordinator


With Jim Caldwell taking over as the Lions head coach today, he’s expected to try to dip into some of his old Ravens co-workers.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Caldwell is expected to try to bring Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin as his defensive coordinator.

Austin was a graduate assistant at Penn State when Caldwell was an assistant there, and followed him to Wake Forest for three years. He’s worked as the Ravens secondary coach the past three seasons.

Caldwell also is expected to take Rutgers offensive coordinator Ron Prince along in some capacity, perhaps as assistant head coach.

Just-fired Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery is another possibility, as is marginalized Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller, since the Ravens announced they were moving run game coordinator Juan Castillo to coach the offensive line next year.