Ex-Lions coach Jim Caldwell advising with XFL reboot

The Detroit News
Jim Caldwell

Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has landed another job in football. 

It's just not in the NFL.

According to the XFL's Twitter account, Caldwell is consulting with WWE chairman Vince McMahon's relaunched professional football league that is set to return in 2020.

Per the league's Twitter account, Caldwell is part of the assembled committee by XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck, father of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, that will help shape the style of play and rules for the league, which wants to have fast-paced games with fewer antics than its inaugural season in 2001.

In addition to Caldwell, the committee also includes former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, former NFL coach John Fox, sports tech innovator Bill Squadron and concussions expert Kevin Guskiewicz.

Caldwell, 63, has maintained a relatively low profile since he was fired on New Year's Day after leading the Lions to two playoff appearances and a 36-28 record in four seasons. This will also be the first year he hasn't had a coaching job in more than four decades.