(DETROIT, MI)By the time the Lions held their press conference introducing new head coach Steve Mariucci, he had already made adjustments to the Lions coaching staff.
Mariucci announced he was bringing in three new assistants who were part of his former
support staff in San Francisco
Linebackers coach Richard Smith, who was named assistant head coach. Smith is a 16-year NFL veteran.
Andy Sugarman joins the Lions staff as an offensive assistant at-large. Sugarman is expected to work on some of the specialty packages the Lions will use on offense.
Former Michigan State Spartan Kevin Lartigue who was the 49ers equipment manager will come aboard as an administrative assistant working closely with Mariucci.