Detroit Lions news: Aaron Glenn unofficially named defensive coordinator

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The Detroit Lions have not named their new head coach, but they reportedly found their new defensive coordinator in Aaron Glenn. The organization has not officially named a head coach or a defensive coordinator, but reports from Ian Rapoport on Twitter show otherwise.

After the New Orleans Saints fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday, the Lions became instant favorites to hire Saints’ assistant head coach and tight ends coach, Dan Campbell, as the week began. It has taken a few days, but the organization meets with Campbell tomorrow.

Following tomorrow’s meeting, it is expected that Campbell will formally be given the head coaching gig here in Detroit, meaning that the corresponding move will also become official. Aaron Glenn was the Saints defensive backs/secondary coach and is expected to join Campbell in Detroit.

The Lions will then have officially filled their two main vacancies after officially announcing Brad Holmes during their introductory Zoom press conference earlier today. This is, providing that Campbell gets the gig which is expected around the entire NFL.

The Detroit Lions do not have a head coach named but reportedly have their next defensive coordinator in Aaron Glenn.

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It will be exciting to see how things pan out for the Lions as the week progresses.

Most of the news will be expected, but come Friday; the Lions may have their GM, HC, and DC filled out.

This move of bringing in Glenn is a very likely one and should be expected given that Campbell will fill out the staff with “his” guys.

There have been comments that Glenn could even be a future head coach in the NFL, and the Detroit Lions’ third overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft Jeff Okudah even voiced his support of Glenn’s unofficial hiring on Twitter.

Glenn, a former 15-year veteran of the NFL, spent the majority of his career in a New York Jets uniform. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and likely had himself a defensive coordinator gig coming his way.

The next question for Campbell and Holmes is, who will be the offensive coordinator? Is Darrell Bevell worth keeping around if the organization moves on from Matthew Stafford? That brings up further questions about Stafford’s future as well.

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Detroit Lions fans have a lot to look forward to with a new regime starting to come together. Glenn’s unofficial hiring may be unofficial right now,  but expect that to change sooner than later.