Wednesday, August 03, 2005Huh???
From the AP wire:
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions president Matt Millen has agreed to a five-year contract extension, owner William Clay Ford Sr. announced Wednesday.
Millen, who is in the fifth and final season of his original contract, said that he agreed to the deal last month, but the announcement was delayed to avoid taking the focus off the team. The extension will run through the 2010 season.
The Lions have gone 16-48 since Millen was hired out of the Fox television booth, including a league-record 24-game road losing streak.
One of Millen's first moves was to hire Marty Mornhinweg to replace Gary Moeller as the team's coach. Mornhinweg lost the first 12 games of his career and went 5-27 in two seasons before being replaced by current coach Steve Mariucci for the 2003 season.
Mariucci has had more success, going 11-21 and ending the road losing streak in last season's opener at Chicago.