As Terry wrote about earlier, Ryan Day has apparently decided to stay at Ohio State. That means the Titans are still in the market for an offensive coordinator. One name that Paul Kuharsky suggested yesterday was (now) former Lions QB coach Brian Callahan. PK says in the linked tweet that the Lions were unlikely to let Callahan leave. That’s because they had blocked him from interviewing for other potential offensive coordinator jobs earlier this offseason.
The Lions apparently had a change of heart tonight as it was reported that they are parting ways with Callahan. This opens up the possibility that Callahan could be in line for the job here. It is hard to know much about him, but Matthew Stafford has had a lot of success with Callahan:
Matthew Stafford has taken off in the two years he’s worked with Cooter and Callahan. He’s thrown 53 touchdowns to just 20 interceptions in that span. The 10 interceptions each season are his lowest for any full season in his nine-year career.
Brian Callahan is the son of Bill Callahan who is currently the offensive line coach with the Washington Redskins. You will remember Bill as the coach that took the Raiders to the Super Bowl the year after Jon Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bill was Gruden’s OC in Oakland before the trade.