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The 2013 season ended in an unflattering fashion. The Ford family had no choice.
Exit Jim Schwartz. Enter Jim Caldwell.
Caldwell wasn't the popular choice as fans wanted to see what Ken Whisenhunt could do, but he has essentially the same track record and some serious success with quarterbacks (see Manning, Peyton).
Additionally, Caldwell didn't go the retread route in terms of coordinators. New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi comes over after a long stint as Drew Brees' quarterbacks coach, and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was Baltimore's secondary coach this time last year.
The Lions didn't clean house, though. They smartly brought back offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn, defensive line coach Kris Kocurek and special teams guru John Bonamego.