Gary Kubiak was fired in his eighth season as the Houston Texans coach. He interviewed for the Lions position on Tuesday. (Bob Levey / Getty Images)
Allen Park — The Lions interviewed a candidate for their head coaching vacancy Tuesday, an offensive specialist who has had success developing quarterbacks and has been a part of multiple Super Bowls, both as a player and a coach.
His name is not Ken Whisenhunt.
Gary Kubiak, fired this year in his eighth season with Houston, met with Lions officials at the practice facility.
Kubiak, the second head coach in the Texans history, was 61-64 with the Texans before he was fired on Dec. 6, with three games left in the season. He had taken the team to the playoffs in 2011 and 2012, winning in the first round and losing in the second each year.
He was John Elway’s backup in Denver and went to three Super Bowls. As an assistant coach and offensive coordinator, he won three Super Bowls with Denver (two) and San Francisco.
The Lions are expected to interview recently-fired Tennessee head coach Mike Munchak on Friday. There is no official word yet on when they will interview Whisenhunt.