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Tuesday
Jan142014

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell as Head Coach

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ALLEN PARK, Mich.) --  The Detroit Lions have hired Jim Caldwell as their next head coach.

The 58-year-old Caldwell will replace Jim Schwartz, who was fired following a 7-9 season.  He spent the past two years with the Baltimore Ravens, taking over as the offensive coordinator in December 2012 after Cam Cameron was fired.  The Ravens would go on to win the Super Bowl with Caldwell calling the plays.

The Lions reportedly like Caldwell because of his previous head-coaching experience and his ability to run an offense.  He was the first of four coaches to interview for the job.

Caldwell spent three seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-2011.  He went 26-22 during that time and took the team to the Super Bowl in his first season at the helm.

The only two remaining NFL teams without head coaches are the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings.

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