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Jim Caldwell was elevated from quarterbacks coach to take over from Cam Cameron in December 2012, and helped lead the Ravens on a Super Bowl run. After the 2013 season, he left to become head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Jim Caldwell was elevated from quarterbacks coach to take over from Cam Cameron in December 2012, and helped lead the Ravens on a Super Bowl run. After the 2013 season, he left to become head coach of the Detroit Lions. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun)

It wasn’t a happy new year for three former Ravens assistant coaches who became head coaches. Jim Caldwell (Lions), Jack Del Rio (Raiders) and Chuck Pagano (Colts) were fired after their final regular-season games.

Detroit fired Caldwell this morning. He finished the season with a 9-7 record but missed the playoffs for the second time in three years.

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In four seasons with the Lions, Caldwell went 36-28. He joins Pagano and Del Rio of Oakland, each fired after their games Sunday.

Caldwell was Ravens offensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013.

Long-time defensive coordinator Dean Pees just finished his sixth season in charge of a proud Ravens defense.

Pagano went 56-46 (including playoffs) in six seasons with the Colts. He was a Ravens secondary coach for several seasons before becoming defensive coordinator in 2011.

In three seasons with the Raiders, Del Rio was 25-24 (including playoffs). He was Ravens linebackers coach from 1999 to 2001.

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