VFL Jim Bob Cooter and Detroit part ways

VFL Jim Bob Cooter and Detroit part ways

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VFL Jim Bob Cooter and Detroit part ways

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have elected to not re-sign offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Cooter held the Lions’ offensive coordinator position since 2015. In 2014, Cooter served as Detroit’s quarterbacks coach in his first NFL position coaching opportunity.

His NFL career began in 2009 as an offensive assistant with the Colts through 2011, and then served as a quality control coordinator for the Chiefs in 2012. After the 2012 season, Cooter was an offensive assistant for Denver in 2013.

Cooter played quarterback at Tennessee from 2004-06 and was a graduate assistant for UT for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The former quarterback also served as UT’s Junior Varsity team’s head coach from 2007-08, compiling a 2-0 record with both wins over Hargrave Military Academy.

Erik Schlitt of Lions Wire discussed Cooter’s future with Vols Wire.

“I think he will get an NFL offer,” Schlitt said. “Eight new NFL head coaches, so offensive coordinator spots will be up for grabs.

“It’s possible he would go to college, but he will likely exhaust the NFL first from what I understand.”

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