Lions interview Caldwell for top coaching job

Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, 58, has NFL head-coaching experience.

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Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell officially interviewed for the Detroit Lions’ head-coaching job Friday at the club’s headquarters in Allen Park, Mich.

Caldwell, 58, has NFL head-coaching experience. He replaced Tony Dungy in Indianapolis in 2009 and went 26-22 in three years, including a Super Bowl appearance, before getting fired.

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"This is an unusual situation because of the fact that you don’t typically walk into a place that has a talented quarterback (Matthew Stafford), one of the best receivers in all the game (Calvin Johnson) and just a fine nucleus," Caldwell said of the Detroit job in a quote released on the Lions’ website.

Meanwhile, Dungy created a stir among Lions’ fans and gave sports-talk hosts a topic to debate — even if there’s very little chance of it happening.

Dungy appeared on the Dan Patrick radio show Friday, and while confirming that he doesn’t plan to get back into coaching, he did say that if he wanted to coach again, "That’s the job I would want. They’ve got everything they need (to compete for a Super Bowl)."

Dungy, who grew up in Jackson, Mich., is currently an analyst for NBC and hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2008.