Detroit Lions: 4 dream replacements for Matt Patricia

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Here are some dream replacements for the Detroit Lions at head coach

The 4-5 Detroit Lions find themselves in the basement of the NFC North for the third season in a row under the tenure of head coach Matt Patricia. And with ownership expecting playoff-contending results from this regime, that dream could become a nightmare soon.

If so, those dreams could quickly shift to the Lions landing their next head coach. If so, we’ve come up with four dream candidates that might be able to help the Motor City rise out of the ashes that remain of the New England Patriots’ Midwest experiment gone wrong.

4. Urban Meyer

Before becoming an analyst for FOX Sports, Urban Meyer was a highly-successful college football coach. Meyer won three National Championships coaching for both Florida and Ohio State.

During his six-year run with the Buckeyes, all Meyer did was win. With a record of 83-9, Ohio State never lost more than two games in a single season under his watchful eye.

Meyer left the Buckeyes due to health concerns in 2018. But the 56-year old expressed an interest in a possible return to coaching at the NFL level for the right opportunity.

One of the biggest challenges for the incoming head coach in Detroit will be navigating the current culture as both Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn have peppered the entire roster with ex-Pats to fit their scheme and desired atmosphere.

Based on the gems Meyer regularly hands out as an analyst, he appears to be more than capable of coming in and winning the hearts and minds of the players in Detroit.