"Basically called the Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur, the day he was hired. And I said, 'Matt, just wanted to confirm you're taking the Green Bay Packers head coaching job?' And he said, 'I don't know what you're talking about.'
"I said, 'Have you gotten a call yet that you've been eliminated?' And he said, 'No.'
"And I said: 'Well, they've called everybody else and eliminated them. Congratulations. You're the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.'"
Schefter's congratulations proved right, as LaFleur was named the new Packers coach Jan. 8.
No word on how the Packers reacted to having their big news spoiled.