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BRIAN DICKERSON: DeVos unveils his plan for Lions' turnaround
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BRIAN DICKERSON: DeVos unveils his plan for Lions' turnaround

BY BRIAN DICKERSON
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST

June 26, 2006

I told Dick DeVos right up front I was skeptical about his bid to become the Detroit Lions' next head coach.

"What do you know," I asked him, "about professional football?"

"I've been a part of winning teams all my life," the multilevel marketing magnate answered confidently. "I think I've got what it takes to turn this one around."

"But where would you start?" I asked him. "The Lions have so many problems."

"With all due respect, Brian," DeVos answered, "there's only one problem: The Lions' opponents consistently score more points than the Lions do. That's what the next head coach has to focus on like a laser."

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