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Head coach tracker: Latest news on Lions DC Aaron Glenn

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Head coach tracker: Latest news on Lions DC Aaron Glenn
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A look at the latest head coaching news and rumors and the interest in Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.

Given how impressive the Detroit Lions’ finish to the 2022 season was, it should come as little surprise that their coaching staff is getting some very positive attention. Head coach Dan Campbell is getting some talk for Coach of the Year, but his staff is also getting their flowers.

Unfortunately, that also means that Detroit’s coordinators could be hot commodities when it comes to the head coach carousel that follows every season. And, indeed, that has already been the case. Per several reports, Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson was requested to interview for three different head coaching positions on just the first day of the offseason. Defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn received one request on Monday, as well.

Things tend to move pretty quickly in NFL head coaching searches, so we’ll be tracking all of the requests, interviews, candidates, openings, and eventual hirings here—and how it pertains to the Lions coaching staff. If any other coaches—perhaps positional coaches—get interest elsewhere as teams fill out the rest of their staff, those will be added to the tracker below, as well.

For now, here’s a list of the head coach openings, and each team’s interest in the Lions staff.

Note: I am only updating the searches that Aaron Glenn is currently involved in.

UPDATE: Ben Johnson has turned down all remaining interviews and will return to Lions in 2023.

Coaching vacancies:

Colts

Have they requested to interview Johnson: Yes (story) — Scheduled for Jan. 13
Have they requested to interview Glenn: Yes (story)
Have they interviewed either yet: YES

Who are other candidates for the job:

Cardinals

Have they requested to interview Johnson: No
Have they requested to interview Glenn: Yes
Have they interviewed Glenn yet: Yes — In-person interview on 1/21

Who are other candidates for the job?

Texans

Have they requested to interview Johnson: Yes (story) — Scheduled for Jan. 12
Have they requested to interview Glenn: No
Have they interviewed either: Yes — Interviewed Ben Johnson on January 12

Who are other candidates for the job?

Panthers

Have they requested to interview Johnson: Yes (story) — Scheduled for Jan. 18 (in person)

* PER CBS’S JONATHAN JONES, JOHNSON “HAS THE LEAD” FOR THE PANTHERS JOB *

Have they requested to interview Glenn: No
Have they interviewed either: No

Who are other candidates for the job?

Broncos

Have they requested to interview Johnson: No
Have they requested to interview Glenn: No

Who are other candidates for the job?


TL;DR version

Lions OC Ben Johnson, candidate for:

  • Colts — Interviewed on January 13
  • Texans — Interviewed on January 12
  • Panthers — Scheduled in-person interview for January 18

Ben Johnson turned down remaining interviews and will return to Lions.

Lions DC Aaron Glenn, candidate for:

  • Colts — Interviewed on January 14
  • Cardinals — Had interview scheduled for January 21

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