January 31, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Lions hire Randy Esdall as director of football research
The Detroit Lions hired former Maryland and Connecticut coach Randy Edsall as director of football research-special projects. Edsall was fired in a 2-4 season last year. He went 7-6 in 2013 and 2014.
Edsall has worked previously at Syracuse and with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn was a graduate assistant at Connecticut when Edsall was the head coach.
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