Eric WoodyardESPN2 minute read
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – With the 7-2 Detroit Lions off to their best start since 2014, coach Dan Campbell has no interest in jumping ship, not even for his alma mater Texas A&M.
When the Aggies fired Jimbo Fisher on Nov. 12, Campbell said he “may have” been approached for the head coaching job, but he has no interest in helping the school in that role because he is comfortable in his current position.
“Maybe. But it’s all good. Certainly, I know people there and I love my school,” Campbell said during Friday’s practice. “This is my alma mater and I want to do everything I can to help them but coach them. So, and I will.”
Campbell has the Lions atop the NFC North division standings in his third season as coach.
In college, he played for the Aggies as a letterman for four years, from 1995 to 1998, while majoring in agricultural development.
Although he is not interested in coaching A&M, he suggested selecting a candidate who knows the program and is passionate about the athletes.
“Look, I don’t want to get into all that,” he said. “Certainly the hiring is important, and it has to be someone who understands the state of Texas, who understands the history of Texas A&M and who can communicate with the young people and develop them. I think that is where it all starts. Strong leadership.”
Detroit will host the Chicago Bears on Sunday with a chance for their best 10-game start since 1962.
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