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Report: Lions' Teryl Austin withdraws as Broncos coaching candidate

Teryl Austin, the Lions’ defensive coordinator, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Denver Broncos head coaching vacancy according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Austin has interviewed twice for the Atlanta Falcons head coaching position. He also interviewed with the Chicago Bears where John Fox appears to be the leading candidate.

Austin, 49, found success in his first season as a coordinator with the Lions under Jim Caldwell. The defense finished the season ranked second in the NFL and first against the run.

Caldwell was happy to see Austin get the opportunities to interview. Caldwell said he interviewed six to eight times before landing his first head coaching position.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fans want him back, and so do I, to be a head coach of the Lions....but if teams are interviewing him because he is black, and that fact only, then the rule is compromised......
Rumor has it the Falcons are waiting for a Seahawk coach to be available.....and Austin is the back-up choice...we shall see...

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