Horton Resigns As Secondary Coach

he off-season shakeup in the Lions coaching staff continues with word that defensive back Ray Horton resigning as Detroit's secondary coach. Horton offered his resignation and it was accepted by coach Steve Mariucci yesterday.

(ALLEN PARK) - The off-season shakeup in the Lions coaching staff continues with word that defensive back Ray Horton resigning as Detroit's secondary coach. Horton offered his resignation and it was accepted by coach Steve Mariucci yesterday.

It is known that Horton asked permission to speak to the Pittsburgh Steelers about a similar opening there where he is a finalist. The move could mean that Kurt Schottenheimer would stay on staff at Detroit if he's willing to coach defensive backs, something he has done in his career.

The Lions apparently have lost out on former Bears defensive coordinator Greg Blache for their defensive line coaching opening. Blache, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins to join Joe Gibbs staff.

With Blache and Waufle out of the picture for the Lions, it is unknown which way the team will turn to fill its defensive line coaching vacancy.

The search for a wide receivers coach still appears to center around to two candidates, Charlie Sanders, Detroit's assistant director of pro personnel and Dan Ferrigno, University of Oregon wide receivers coach, who coached with Mariucci at the University of California.


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