Spags available, too
The Lions coaching search should move into high gear now that every candidate they've interviewed is capable of being hired.
Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo became the latest available assistant when his team lost to the Eagles moments ago in the NFC playoffs. The Lions interviewed Spagnuolo in the New Jersey area last week, and he's eligible to visit Detroit now to check out the facilities and meet with team brass. In fact, Fox's Jay Glazer reported today that Spagnuolo and Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who lost Saturday, should both be expecting second interviews this week.
The Lions will have some competition if they want to hire Spagnuolo. He's also interviewed with the Jets and Broncos, and according to reports he'd prefer to stay out east. Regardless, there's no reason the Lions can't wrap their search up soon. They still might want to speak with Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, whose game is ongoing right now, but with a number of qualified names already in the hopper they'd be better off making a move soon.