Detroit Lions to retain Jim Caldwell?

Detroit Lions ownership would like to retain coach Jim Caldwell, according to ESPN.

This report comes despite the fact that Caldwell’s team started 1-7 on the year, which caused a slew of firings including GM Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand, not to mention offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.

But the Lions have gone 5-2 since the firing and are in a position to end the 2015 season at 7-9, just one year after Caldwell led the team to an 11-5 finish and a playoff berth. It’s an ugly finish, but Caldwell may have done enough to save his job. Speaking to MLive.com, he offered his own take on his future.

“I don’t believe in defending myself,” Caldwell said, “But I do enjoy what I’m doing, I do like what we do, I do love the players that we’re coaching. I think we have a lot of great men and obviously, I think the city’s kind of welcomed me with open arms here. It’s been great.”

A lot of what happens to Caldwell could depend on who the Lions hire as their new GM, who could easily want to bring in their own head coach. Be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Caldwell’s future!

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