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Teryl Austin | Defensive Lineman

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (50) / 3/3/1965

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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Lions DC Teryl Austin has withdrawn his name from the Broncos' head-coaching search.
Austin was scheduled to interview with Denver on Friday, but canceled at the last minute. It appears to be Atlanta or a return to Detroit for Austin. He's interviewed twice for the Falcons' head-coaching job, but Atlanta may be waiting to speak with Seahawks DC Dan Quinn and/or Patriots OC Josh McDaniels before making a decision. The Lions would love for Austin to return. Jan 16 - 10:24 AM

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Lions DC Teryl Austin will no longer interview for the Broncos' head-coaching vacancy on Friday.

The interview hasn't been rescheduled, yet. It's unclear why Austin will no longer interview for the gig. There's a possibility the Broncos have already settled on a new coach, or Austin has accepted the Falcons' job.
Jan 16 - 9:12 AM

A source tells ESPN that part of Teryl Austin's pitch to the Falcons was to bring Adam Gase along as his offensive coordinator.

In search of his first head-coaching opportunity, Austin is making an intriguing play. He's a defensive guru, one that quickly turned an annual liability in Detroit to the league's No. 2 unit. Gase not only has the support of Peyton Manning, but also won games with Tim Tebow. Still, the Falcons may wait until the Seahawks finish their playoff run so they can take a shot at DC Dan Quinn.
Jan 15 - 11:50 AM

Lions DC Teryl Austin has an interview scheduled with the Broncos on Friday.

Austin will interview for the second time with the Falcons on Thursday. Assuming he leaves Atlanta without a deal, he will visit with the Broncos on Friday. Austin has seemingly interviewed everywhere, but he has not emerged as a favorite anywhere.
Jan 14 - 9:13 PM

The Broncos have requested permission to interview Lions DC Teryl Austin for their head-coaching vacancy.

Austin has been connected to just about every head-coaching vacancy, but has yet to emerge as a favorite anywhere. Broncos GM John Elway seems to want to make a bold hire after bemoaning John Fox's inability to take the team to the next level, but it wouldn't be surprising if he leaned offense as the Broncos gear up for perhaps one final run with Peyton Manning.
Jan 13 - 6:35 PM

Lions DC Teryl Austin has a second head-coaching interview with Falcons scheduled on Thursday.

Cardinals DC Todd Bowles is seen as the favorite to replace Mike Smith, but the Falcons are doing their full due diligence. Austin could be a fallback plan if Bowles surprisingly heads to the Bears or Jets at the last minute.
Jan 12 - 2:41 PM

The Bears have requested permission to interview Lions DC Teryl Austin for their head-coaching vacancy.

Austin is the second candidate linked to GM Ryan Pace after the Bears met with Cardinals DC Todd Bowles on Thursday. He only has one year of NFL coordinating experience, but oversaw a Lions defense that finished second in total points and yards allowed. Austin has interviews set up with the Falcons and Bills this weekend.
Jan 9 - 4:59 PM

Lions DC Teryl Austin is interviewing for the 49ers' head-coaching vacancy on Thursday.

We already knew Austin was on the 49ers' short list, but now we know when the sides are talking. Austin has also drawn interest from the Bills and Falcons. He's one of eight-known candidates to replace Jim Harbaugh.
Jan 8 - 3:23 PM

The Bills have requested to interview Lions DC Teryl Austin for their head-coaching vacancy.

Buffalo has also formally requested permission to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson. Austin has no prior head-coaching experience and was the Ravens' DBs coach just last season. But he's made the Detroit defense elite with largely the same group of players from the previous season. Austin has now drawn interest from the Bills, Falcons, and 49ers. He'd satisfy the Rooney Rule, as well.
Jan 4 - 9:12 AM

Lions DC Teryl Austin revealed Thursday that the 49ers have requested permission to interview him for their head-coaching vacancy.

Austin has never been a head coach at any level, and the Niners are seeking a Jim Harbaugh replacement who won't rock the boat. Austin's work with the Lions' defense this season was beyond-fantastic, improving the unit from the Jim Schwartz era with similar personnel. He has drawn Mike Tomlin comparisons.
Jan 1 - 2:03 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Falcons are interested in Lions DC Teryl Austin for their head-coaching vacancy.

Austin is the fourth name to be connected to the Falcons, joining Cardinals DC Todd Bowles, Seahawks DC Dan Quinn and Broncos OC Adam Gase. The Falcons wisely appear to be leaning toward a defensive mind. With Matt Ryan entrenched under center, the Falcons' offense is in good hands no matter who's hired to call plays.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Lions hired Ravens DBs coach Teryl Austin as defensive coordinator.

Austin has never coordinated a defense at the NFL level, but has experience working alongside new Lions coach Jim Caldwell going back to Caldwell's days at Penn State and Wake Forest. The duo is committed to keeping the Lions' 4-3 defense in place, which is an easy decision considering the resources Detroit has invested in its defensive line. Austin has 12 years of experience as an NFL DBs coach, so his first order of business will be sorting out the Lions' muddled secondary. Ex-Bucs DC Bill Sheridan is being interviewed as an assistant.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 11:19:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Lions are expected to hire Ravens DBs coach Teryl Austin as their defensive coordinator.

New Lions coach Jim Caldwell and Austin have known each other for a long time. The two worked together at Penn State and Wake Forest in the 1990s before their time with the Ravens the past two seasons. Austin has coordinated one defense in his coaching career -- the 2010 Florida Gators. He's expected to keep the Lions' 4-3 defense in place, which is an easy decision.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 02:06:00 PM

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