Lions', Raiders' coaching staffs will lead Senior Bowl teams

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:13 p.m.
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The coaching staffs of the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders will serves as the coaches for the 2013 Senior Bowl, it was announced Thursday.

Jim Schwartz and his Lions staff and Dennis Allen and his Raiders staff will prepare some of the nation's top senior prospects for the well-respected college all-star game, which will be played in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

"The Senior Bowl is fortunate to have the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders as our coaching staffs this year," said Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage. "Both organizations really watned to be here and will do a great job of coaching both of our outstanding rosters."

Schwartz has previous experience coaching in Mobile, having done so while a member of the Titans defensive coaching staff.

"I think there is some insight involved in getting to know those guys over a course of the week," Schwartz said. "And it can confirm some of our scouts' evaluations that have already worked very long and hard into getting guys evaluated this fall season. It can also maybe give us a different perspective on some other guys. Maybe we get a little bit more time with some other guys."