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Lions’ Dan Campbell channeling ‘The Big Lebowski’ as new head coach

Lions, Dan Campbell, Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions made it official on Thursday, naming Dan Campbell as their next head coach after moving on from Matt Patricia earlier in the 2020 season. Following his introductory press conference, Campbell is already being likened to “The Big Lebowski” as the head coach of the Lions.

Detroit has already installed a sign in their facility that labels Campbell as “The Dude”. Of course, for those that have seen The Big Lebowski, “The Dude” refers to legendary actor, Jeff Bridges’, character in the classic movie.

For those that haven’t seen the movie, it is definitely recommended to check it out. However, just by the looks of him, Campbell seems to be a version of Bridges’ character if he were to spend every day in the gym.

During his introductory press conference, Campbell got everyone’s attention by uttering interesting metaphors to how the Lions will play under his watch. While he is an energetic coach, it remains to be seen if Campbell can help turn Detroit into a winning organization.

Prior to joining the Lions, Campbell played in the NFL from 1999-2009. He would then join the Miami Dolphins as a coaching intern in 2010 before rising to interim head coach in 2015 with the Dolphins.

After his stint in Miami, Campbell would join the coaching staff of the New Orleans Saints, where he’s been the assistant to the head coach and tight ends coach since 2016. While everyone waits to see if Campbell can become a prominent head coach with the Lions, there’s no doubt that ‘The Big Lebowski’ references won’t disappear anytime soon.