The San Diego Chargers pulled off a playoff upset over the Cincinnati Bengals but in Detroit, all that means is Ken Whisenhunt’s season isn’t over.
Worried that will lead to complications in the Lions coaching search, where Whisenhunt is considered the front-runner? Fear not.
Despite having another playoff game to prepare for, Whisenhunt may still interview for the Lions head coaching job this week – provided the Chargers grant permission.
The only limitation placed on the process by the Chargers advancing in the playoffs is that assistants for teams that have not been eliminated can’t be officially hired as another team’s new head coach.
That is probably of little consequece considering the Lions are likely to interview several candidates before bringing three back to meet with ownership.