Matt Patricia didn’t have a car, at least not that anyone remembers. When he gave up a high-paying job as an engineer to start coaching football full-time as an assistant at tiny Amherst College in 1999, Patricia typically rode his bike to and from work. That’s why, on a winter day shortly after his second season at the school, Patricia was pestering Amherst offensive coordinator Don Faulstick for a ride to a coaching clinic in Connecticut.
With Matt Patricia a “done” deal as their next head coach — or as close to being done as it can get with the New England Patriots still playing, a person familiar with the search told the Free Press — the next question the Detroit Lions have to answer is who will be their offensive and defensive coordinators. And the league-wide perception is that Patricia likely will keep Jim Bob Cooter to run his offense.
The Detroit Lions have lost another assistant coach, this time their longest-tenured assistant on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive line coach Kris Kocurek has agreed to become defensive line coach of the Miami Dolphins, his wife Amy confirmed Wednesday on Facebook. Kocurek joined the Lions as assistant defensive line coach in 2009 under Jim Schwartz, and was promoted to head defensive line coach a season later.
For the night crowd: A Jim Bob Cooter return at OC won't doom the Lions to another poor season running the football. "People don't realize in the NFL ... most of the running game flows through the O-line coach" http://on.freep.com/2DrnhGK via @freep
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Selecting a term
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