Lions submit interview request for Vikings OC Pat Shurmur



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The interview requests keep rolling out of Allen Park as the Lions continue their search for a new head coach.

Per Tom Pelissero fo the NFL Network, Detroit has requested an interview with Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Shurmur was previously a head coach with the Cleveland Browns where he accumulated a 9-23 record over two seasons. He was also 1-0 with the Eagles as their interim after Chip Kelly was shown the door. Shurmur eventually took over as the OC in Minnesota last season when Norv Turner stepped down from his position.

Shurmur has become the first offensive minded head coaching candidate for the Lions who up until this point have submitted interview requests for defensive coordinators. Those coordinators include Mike Vrabel of the Houston Texans, Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers and Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots.

Patriots is widely considered to be the early favorite for the Lions’ head coaching vacancy.

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