After five years with the organization Jim Schwartz has been fired as the coach of the Detroit Lions.

Per ESPN...

After the Lions lost their season finale Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, Schwartz said he would like to return to the team for a sixth season, but was unaware of what the future plans would hold for him.

Schwartz inherited a Detroit team that set an NFL record for futility in 2008, when they became the first team in league history to go 0-16. Schwartz coached the Lions to the playoffs in 2011, but four of his five seasons in Detroit -- including each of the last two years -- ended with a losing record.

The Lions won six of their first nine games this season, but finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs. Schwartz went 29-51 in five years as coach of the Lions and only reached the postseason once in 2011.
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