Texas A&M great Campbell hired as Lions new head coach

(Source: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Texas A&M standout Dan Campbell has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions to be their next head coach.

Campbell, who played tight end for the Aggies from 1995-98, has spent the last five years as an assistant for the New Orleans Saints.

Before that, he served as interim head coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2015, going 5-7.

He fills a void left by Matt Patricia, who was fired after going 13-29-1 with no playoff appearances in almost three seasons in Detroit.