The Titans just handed Craig Johnson what should be every coach’s dream job: Chris Johnson’s tutor in Tennessee.
The Titans announced the move on Wednesday in the wake of Kennedy Pola’s departure to USC. Craig Johnson was the Titans quarterbacks coach, but assistant Dowell Loggains was promoted to take over that role.
Pola, meanwhile, spoke to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean about Pola’s decision to leave USC. He defended Lane Kiffin’s actions, but we were especially interested in Pola’s decision-making process.
The new USC offensive coordinator was handed a three-year deal instead of the one-year deal he had in Tennessee. Pola expressed concern about a possible NFL lockout next summer that could reduce assistants’ salaries next summer by up to 50%.
Don’t be surprised if Pola’s flight to college proves to be harbinger of assistant coaching departures to come in 2011.