Earlier this afternoon Detroit Lions head football coach Jim Caldwell said he will not cave to public pressure regarding his coaching staff and the team's dismal start.

Less than four hours later he was answering questions at a press conference regarding three assistant coaches being fired from the team.

First reported by Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News, the Lions have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and also have fired offensive line coaches Jeremiah Washburn and Terry Heffernan.

The coaching shakeup continued through various other news breaks during the afternoon.

Prince moves from the tight ends coach to replace the two offensive line coaches fired today.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports Jim Bob Cooter will take over play-calling duties from Lombardi, who previously served as quarterbacks coach for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

Cooter worked with Peyton Manning with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos before joining the Lions as a position coach last year.

The Lions leave for London tonight ahead of their week 8 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, their bye week comes after this game.