Aaron Glenn stands as a candidate for both of the remaining head coaching openings, and he’ll have his second interview with the Colts on Thursday.
There are now two head coaching openings in the NFL, as the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals continue their searches. Aaron Glenn has had a second interview with the Arizona Cardinals, and on Wednesday night Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reported the Lions defensive coordinator will have his second interview with the Colts.
The Colts have had what can be called an expansive search for their next head coach, or it can just as easily be called meandering since it involves Colts owner Jim Irsay. Glenn will be the eighth candidate to have a second interview, joining Jeff Saturday, Raheem Morris, Shane Steichen, Ejiro Evero, Wink Martindale, Brian Callahan, and Rich Bisaccia.
The Cardinals’ coaching search ramped up when they hired general manager Monti Ossenfort, and some candidates they’ve talked to have stayed in their current job or landed elsewhere. NFL Media has reported Glenn remains in the mix for the Arizona job, as they’ve talked to a double-digit candidates to replace Kliff Kingsbury.
Aaron Glenn may still not be leaving the Lions for a head coaching job this year
Given the pure width of the coaching searches in Arizona and Indianapolis, Glenn getting second interviews is noteworthy but not as much as it might ordinarily be at the same time. Second interviews usually happen for a smaller chunk of finalists as teams narrow their search field. But particularly the Colts have not abided by that too much, as they over-do having a genuine coaching search that may still land on Saturday getting the permanent job.
That being said, Glenn will leave the Lions to become a head coach at some point. The question of if he would take the Cardinals or Colts job if it were offered to him is certainly there, but the gut feeling here is the Lions will still have their defensive coordinator next season.