“We’re going to lose some from time to time,” Caldwell said, “but I think once you set that table, more guys are going to follow.”
Even if Suh comes back, the Detroit defense will not look the same. It will be difficult for the defense to make Austin look as good in 2015 as it made him look last season.
Three of the four teams with which Austin has interviewed have already made their selections.
Once Austin speaks to the Broncos, he will have interviewed with five teams.
Former Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone interviewed for the Chicago Bears’ job as did Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.
By the end of the week, Austin will have already interviewed with San Francisco, Buffalo, Atlanta (twice) and Chicago.
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to interview two more coaching candidates before taking a wait-and-see approach to determine whether to expand their search next week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Friday.
This season was the first for Austin as a coordinator in the NFL.
A seven-year veteran, Forte has racked up 932 yards on 230 carries this season.
Austin smiled at the question of whether he would be interested in the Michigan job.