According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the Detroit Lions brought former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak in for an interview yesterday afternoon. The Lions have been covering all grounds since firing Jim Schwartz and appear to have Kubiak high on their list of potential replacements. Kubiak had a rough season with the Houston Texans and was fired mid-season.
The Lions have been looking for a coach that has experience as an NFL head coach. They have interviewed quite a few different options, including Mike Munchak, Jim Caldwell, Jay Gruden, and Ken Whisenhunt. Recent reports have made it seem like the Lions are leaning towards hiring Whisenhunt, but they haven’t made that decision just yet.
Gary Kubiak coached the Houston Texans for eight seasons, compiling a 61-64 record. Obviously that record isn’t exactly what many call success, but he has had a very solid career. He began his head coaching career with a brand new Texans team that had to be built from the ground up, and even got the team to the point where many expected them to compete for a championship.
Detroit is taking its time and a decision likely won’t take for at least a few more days. It will be interesting to see who the Lions choose to sign as their new leader in hopes of living up to the talent that their roster possesses.