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Jim Schwartz

Lions fire head coach Jim Schwartz

Schwartz is 29-52 over five full years, with just one playoff appearance. The Lions (7-9) lost four games in a row, and six of their last seven, to miss the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years. (WDIV)

Jim Schwartz

Report: Lions thinking about firing Jim Schwartz

Though Lions coach Jim Schwartz hasn’t been one of the obvious coaches who are in danger of losing his job this next week — especially after last season, when he led the team to the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade — ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the ownership group actually is thinking about making a change.

Reportedly, the Ford family has been disturbed about the culture that has grown in Schwartz’s locker room and could use that disappointment as a reason to fire him after his fourth season on the job. (CBSSports.com)

Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew

Lions’ Jim Schwartz denies rift with Martin Mayhew

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz strongly denied a Sports Illustrated report that claimed tension has developed between him and general manager Martin Mayhew for taking chances on troublesome players.

Bill Keenist, the team’s senior vice president of communications, briefed Schwartz about the SI story before his media session after today’s practice.

“Bill just gave me that (report), and it couldn’t be further from the truth,” Schwartz said. “I don’t like to comment on rumors and stuff like that, particularly (from) people that aren’t in our building that don’t see us every day. It couldn’t be farther from the truth. (Detroit Free Press)

Rafael Soriano

The Daily Vibe – A Roundup of the Day’s Detroit Sports Stories for December 5, 2012

Report: Detroit Tigers official says deal with free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano ‘ain’t happening’ (MLive)

Lions sign Kris Durham to active roster to replace injured Ryan Broyles (Pride Of Detroit)

Lions sign safety Tyrell Johnson, release Erik Coleman (MLive)

Dave Dombrowski on Nick Castellanos: ‘Everybody thinks the guy’s going to hit like crazy (MLive)

The heat is on Lions coach Jim Schwartz, GM Martin Mayhew (Detroit News)

Seattle Mariners interested in adding power, reportedly target Detroit Tigers’ Brennan Boesch (MLive)

The 2003-04 Pistons: Great Timing? (HoopData)

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Titus Young

The Daily Vibe – A Roundup of the Day’s Detroit Sports Stories for November 20, 2012

Lions’ WR Titus Young Sr. sent packing because of selfish behavior (MLive)

Titus Young is just about out of chances (ESPN)

Jim Schwartz downplays confrontation between Shawn Jefferson and Scott Linehan (MLive)

Rick Porcello gave Torii Hunter #48 in exchange for a donation to the victims of Hurricane Sandy (Detroit Tigers via Twitter)

Gerald Laird agrees to two-year contract with Atlanta Braves (MLive)

Quintin Berry named Tigers Rookie of the Year (Detroit Tigers via Twitter)

Lions’ Broyles fined $10,000 for crack-back block; Vikings’ Brinkley penalized $21,000 for hit on Calvin Johnson (Detroit News)

Tigers reach minor league deals with utilityman Kevin Russo, pitcher Jose Alvarez (MLive)

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