Former Vols QB Jim Bob Cooter Named Detroit Lions QB’s Coach


Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view view of Ford Field before the game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jim Bob Cooter was officially named the Detroit Lions’ QB’s coach on Monday, according to Tim Twentyman.

Cooter spent last season as an offensive assistant with the Denver Broncos, quickly developing a quality reputation.


"Cooter was a key part of the offense’s game-planning infrastructure given his work in preparing scouting reports on opposing defenses, his ability to spot trends and potential matchups on gameday and his day-to-day work with Peyton Manning, according to Legwold."

Prior to his time in Denver, he also spent one season as a quality control coach in Kansas City and three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as an offensive assistant.

Cooter spent four seasons as a Vol from 2002-2005. He appeared in three career games.

The former Vol, who will turn 30 on July 3, appears to be climbing the coaching ranks quickly, which could make for an interesting narrative should an offensive coaching position open up on Butch Jones’ staff.