Detroit Lions news: Dan Campbell officially names Aaron Glenn as new DC

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The Detroit Lions introduced Dan Campbell as the new head coach today, and less than two hours after his press conference concluded, he named Aaron Glenn as the new defensive coordinator. It should not come as a surprise to many as Glenn was already rumored to have had the job.

During Campbell’s introductory press conference, he mentioned that he would waste no time getting to work, and he planned on putting in some work looking for coordinators soon after. He truly wasted no time as the news of Glenn’s hiring came shortly after Campbell “got to work.”

Adam Schefter tweeted out that the Lions are hiring Glenn, who was the defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints and worked with Campbell, who was the assistant head coach on Sean Payton’s staff.

Now, Glenn, a former 15-year veteran of the NFL, is moving up in the coaching world, which should not be a shock. Some within the industry feel Glenn is well-deserving of the promotion, even some who are advocating for Glenn to be a future head coach.

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell wastes no time after his introductory press conference as he has nabbed his defensive coordinator officially in Aaron Glenn.

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The Detroit Lions brought Dan Campbell in, and it was expected that he would bring in coordinators and staff members that he is comfortable with.

Glenn already got approval from some current Lions, including 2020 third overall draft pick, Jeff Okudah, who voiced his support.

Campbell now has his defensive coordinator but there are some questions about his offensive coordinator.

With former offensive coordinator and interim head coach Darrell Bevell in limbo, there have been rumors about James Urban being brought in for an interview.

It is good to see Campbell off to a hot start and eager to get his staff filled out. As for Glenn, he is going to be a first-time defensive coordinator but should provide a boost on the defensive side of the ball.

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