TWENTYMAN: Gary Kubiak interviewed for Lions head coaching vacancy

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Kubiak -- an offensive-minded coach -- is coming off eight seasons with the Houston Texans

The Detroit Lions continue to search for their new head coach and took time Tuesday to interview former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak.

Gary KubiakGary Kubiak (Photo: AP Images)

The Texans fired Kubiak, 52, after eight seasons as their head coach following a Week 14 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team’s 11th loss in a row.

Kubiak posted a 61-64 record while at Houston and was the fourth-longest tenured coach in the league, behind Bill Belichick, Marvin Lewis and Tom Coughlin at the time of his firing. He has a career 2-2 mark in the postseason.

Kubiak had a health scare this season when he suffered a mini-stroke on Nov. 3 while walking off the field at halftime of the Texans' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He returned to the team after missing one game.

Kubiak played his entire nine-year NFL career for the Broncos as a backup to Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.

He seems to fit the profile the Lions have set up for their new head coach. He’s an offensive-minded coach with a history of working with quarterbacks and has head coaching experience.

He was the quarterbacks coach in San Francisco when the 49ers won the Super Bowl in 1994 and was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in Denver when they won back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 90s.

The Lions are also expected to interview former Tennessee head coach Mike Munchak later this week as well as San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.