No one happier about Aaron Glenn’s return to Lions than Dan Campbell

Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn

Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn thinks he has the best job in the world working for coach Dan Campbell. And no one is happier than Campbell that Glenn has returned for this coming season.

Glenn interviewed in the spring for the head coaching opening with the New Orleans Saints but they instead opted for Dennis Allen.

That’s when Campbell breathed a huge sigh of relief.

“When all of this was going on with New Orleans, I thought that he was going to be gone. I was going to be happy as hell for him, I would. But the thought of losing him, I just had this feeling like I was going to be walking around without any pants on. Not having A.G. — there is a comfort level,’’ Campbell said on Thursday.

Glenn laughed when told about the no-pants comment.

“Well, we want to make sure he keeps his pants on. He’s one of my closest friends, I’m sure we’ll have some conversations about that,’’ Glenn said.

Glenn was involved in the NFL’s diversity coaching program in Atlanta last week where he got a chance to talk with NFL owners perhaps for future employment.

“I have a tremendous amount of trust and confidence in A.G. he is more than worthy of being a head coach, he’s more than qualified to be a head coach in this league. We’re fortunate to have him as our D.C.,’’ Campbell said.

While he wanted the Saints head coaching job, Glenn was excited to remain in Detroit.

“I think I have the best job in the world, I really do. I’m working for an outstanding head coach, I’m working for an outstanding owner, an outstanding president, with really good people in the building to work with,’’ Glenn said. “I want to be the best coordinator Detroit has ever had, I’m going to stand by that and continue to say that because I believe that in my heart. If the head coaching deal happens, it happens but for right now I think I have an outstanding job. I really do.’’


Author: Paula Pasche

Paula Pasche, a veteran sports writer, covers the Detroit Lions for her Lions Lowdown blog. She has written two books, "Game of My Life Detroit Lions" and "100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" which are available at bookstores and on She won first place for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit (Class B) in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was The Oakland Press 2010 Staffer of the Year.

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