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Lions set to name Marinelli coach, nearing agreement

Updated: January 19, 2006, 2:36 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Rod Marinelli was nearing an agreement with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday night to become their new head coach, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.

Clayton's take

Matt Millen didn't win friends the way he hired Rod Marinelli, the assistant head coach of the Bucs. He didn't call any of the other candidates involved in the process after making the hire. -- Read more in Clayton's Quick Hits

The Lions and Marinelli were finalizing contact details Wednesday evening. ...

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