I know some of you are Spartan fans so the link has a lot of info also on the BBall team and even has some info on Notre Dame/Charlie Wiess. - » Interesting News and Notes from In and Around the Spartan Nation I'll quote the Lions info--pretty eye opening considering that MLive and the Detroit News are reporting that Lewand could be hired as the GM. Marinelli/Lions Monte Kiffin is on his way to Tennessee with his son Lane. One thing that I have heard twice in the last 24 hours from two separate sources is that the Bucs can stomach the loss because they are VERY CONFIDENT that Rod Marinelli will be fired and Gruden would willing take Marinelli back as the DC. More Lions Speculation is mounting from sources around the league that the Lions will look outside of the organization for a GM. Word is also that WCF is being, “Pushed hard,” to retain Tom Lewand from his son as President. If that is the case (and I believe it is) this will go over like a lead balloon. One highly placed source inside the NFL told me this morning, “There is no way he can do that. If Mayhew is not retained and Lewand is how in the world could that be justified? The Lions fans are loyal, but they aren’t stupid. He has to clean house.” More Lions and this may be good news? Outside of WCF doing all Lions fans a favor and selling the team, there is a next best option. WCF should fire and clean house and hire Scott Pioli from the Patriots. He is a brilliant football mind and can and will surround himself with great people. Pioli is the son-in-law of Bill Parcells and is a former Executive of the Year. WCF is a good man (I am so sick of having to keep saying that, but you have to or people think you hate the guy) but he is a meddler that has tied the hands of his GM’s for years. I hate to say it, but fans come up with pie in the skies hopes of names that they want, but good football people are not coming here or anywhere to be second guessed and over ruled by an owner who hasn’t and can’t won anything. If Ford won’t sell the team, the Lions best option is to head to New England and pay Pioli $5 million per year to be President and GM. Give him total control, in writing with full football authority. Sell Pioli that WCF and Jr. will stay out of the decision-making. Now you ask for what good news I might have? Pioli is interested in the Lions job if he would have total and complete authority. He’s interested and not talking to him would be dumb. However, we have come to expect dumb moves from this organization.