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Lions lose assistant coach to college ranks

Gunther Cunningham, the Lions defensive coordinator, is one who gives credit where it is due. Throughout the season he praised Daron Roberts, the assistant secondary coach, for his work.

Roberts is now leaving the Lions, per an ESPN report. He has accepted a job at West Virginia where he’ll be the special teams coordinator and inside wide receivers coach.

Roberts never played football beyond the high school level. He got his start in coaching by volunteering with the Kansas City Chiefs and then getting hired as quality control coach when Cunningham was with the Chiefs. He had been with the Lions for two years.

While he didn’t play football in college, Roberts is a University of Texas alum. He also has a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a law degree from Harvard.

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