St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has found another assistant coach for his staff in St. Louis. According to the Detroit Free Press, Lions defensive assistant Brandon Fisher will join the Rams' staff. Yes, that's Jeff Fisher's son.
Fisher tried to hire his son in Tennessee, but owner Bud Adams put the kibosh on that move citing the team's nepotism policy. It was one of a cascade of factors leading to Fisher's departure from the Titans.
Brandon is one of three children Fisher has. He played linebacker at the University of Montana.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, Fisher's former defensive coordinator in Tennessee, hired Brandon Fisher last spring as a defensive assistant. Nepotism aside, the NFL coaching ranks is a pretty closed society, which really isn't anything unusual.
The Fishers are the second father-son pairing the Rams will have on their coaching staff this season. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams hired his son Blake, who worked with him for six years prior to this one. Blake will most likely have a role coaching linebackers. What role Brandon Fisher will play has not been reported.