Jan 15, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell speaks during a press conference at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Caldwell Sits Down With Big Ten Network [Video]


Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell recently sat down for an interview with Gerry DiNardo that aired on Big Ten Network. The short video spot hit on a number of topics, including:

  • How he’s a fit for the Detroit Lions
  • Memories of his days at Iowa
  • Big Ten Expansion
  • Coaching Peyton Manning
  • Getting a team ready for the Super Bowl
  • What he wants other coaches to learn from him

The interview runs about three and a half minutes long with some studio discussion from DiNardo and Mike Hall to follow. Take a look:

It feels like there is still a lot of “getting to know each other” needed between Caldwell and Lions fans. A resume with both triumphs and failures and Caldwell’s calm demeanor has led to an overall lukewarm reaction to the hire from Lions fans. However, most had a better feeling after hearing him speak at his introductory press conference.

One thing is for sure, Caldwell comes across as a guy who is hard not to like when hearing him talk about football or life in general. The thing Lions fans really care about, however, is whether or not he can consistently field a winning football team in Detroit.

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