MARIUCCI

According to ESPN’s Len Pasquerelli, it’s official: The Lions have signed Steve Mariucci as their new head coach. While the whole thing has been handled with heroic stupidity–both on the part of the 49ers for firing “Mooch” in the first place and on that of the Lions for initially deciding to keep Marty Mornhinweg and then dumping him out of the blue–this strikes me as a good move. Granted, the 49ers never won it all under Mariucci. Still, there is evidence that he actually has a clue, more than can be said for anyone else in the Lions’ employ.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.