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Report: Lions hire Paul Pasqualoni

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EAST HARTFORD, CT - SEPTEMBER 21: Paul Pasqualoni, coach of the Connecticut Huskies, watches the action against the Michigan Wolverines at Rentschler Field on September 21, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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The Lions have hired Paul Pasqualoni, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reports. Pasqualoni’s role on the staff is unclear.

NFL Media reported recently Pasqualoni could become Detroit’s defensive coordinator.

He spent the past four years coaching defensive linemen, including the past two seasons at Boston College.

Matt Patricia, who the team officially announced as their new head coach Monday, coached under Pasqualoni at Syracuse from 2001-03. Pasqualoni has 45 years of coaching experience, including eight years in the NFL.

Pasqualoni, 68, has served as defensive coordinator of the Dolphins and Cowboys and was an assistant with the Bears and Texans.