Lions Hire Cunningham as Defensive Coordinator

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The Detroit Lions hired former Kansas City Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham to be their new defensive coordinator.

The move was announced Wednesday morning. Terms of his contract
were not disclosed.

Cunningham is a 40-year coaching veteran on the college and pro
level and represents the first major hire by newly installed Lions
coach Jim Schwartz.

Cunningham was Kansas City's head coach from 1999-2000 and the
Chiefs' defensive coordinator in 1995-98 and 2004-08. He also
served alongside Schwartz on the Tennessee Titans staff.

He'll set about trying to fix one of the league's worst
defenses, one of the big reasons Detroit didn't win a game last