5 things to know about Buffalo Bills coaching candidate Teryl Austin
Many have expected the Buffalo Bills to target innovative offensive minds for their head coaching vacancy, but as their list of candidates continues to grow, more and more defensive coaches are emerging.
The latest defensive coach the Bills have requested to interview is Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. The Falcons have also reportedly shown some interest in Austin, who has helped the Lions' defense become one of the top ranked units in the league this season.
Here are a few things to know about Austin.
Austin played his college football at Pittsburgh, the same Pink Patent Leather Gardnera 120mm place Bills general manager Doug Whaley played college football. With Whaley leading the coaching search, that connection Nude PVC Suspenodo Sling 80mm could be an important one. Like Bills owner Terry Pegula, Austin is a Pennsylvania native.
2. No head coaching experience
Austin is not as seasoned as some of the other candidates the Bills will interview. This season is his first as a defensive coordinator in the NFL. He Blue PVC Suspenodo Sling 100mm has never been a head coach at any level, either, so it may be a bit soon for him to make the jump to NFL head coach.
Most of Austin's NFL experience has been as a secondary coach. He coached the secondaries in Seattle and Arizona in the early 2000s, coached Baltimore's secondary for three seasons and has helped make Detroit's secondary one of the best in the NFL.
4. Part of the Ravens' coaching tree
It's always nice to add a coach with a Super Black Ostri Sling 120mm Bowl ring. Austin spent three seasons as the secondary coach for the Ravens, helping them win a Super Bowl two seasons ago. When Jim Caldwell was hired as the Lions' head coach prior to the 2014 season, he brought Austin with him as his defensive coordinator.