Report: Dan Campbell is the favorite to be Lions next coach

Kyle Ratke
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The Lions are back on the coaching search.

Per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, Detroit has focused on Saints assistant coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell.

However, no interview has been done yet and won’t be done until the Saints’ season has ended.

Campbell, 44, played in the NFL from 1999-2009 for the Giants, Cowboys and Lions.

He’s been with the Saints since 2015. Prior to that, he was with the Dolphins from 2010-15.

He served as the interim head coach for the Dolphins for 12 games in 2015. that team went 5-7.

The Lions have been a complete dumpster fire lately. After finishing 9-7 in 2016 and 2017, the Lions were a combined 14-33-1 over the last three years under Matt Patricia.