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Marinelli introduced as Lions head coach

Jan. 19, 2006 at 12:16 PM   |   Comments

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions introduced Rod Marinelli as the franchise's 23rd head coach Thursday, replacing the fired Steve Mariucci.

Marinelli, 56, started his coaching career as the defensive line coach at Utah State from 1976-81 and held coaching positions at California, Arizona State and Southern California before moving to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996.

Mariucci was fired in late November after a 4-7 start, and former Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron, a Lions' assistant coach, filled in on an interim basis. Detroit ended the season with a disappointing 5-11 record.

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