With Vince Young on the way out, Jeff Fisher is on the way back.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean first reported, and the team has confirmed, that Fisher will return to coach the Tennessee Titans for the 2011 season.
Titans owner Bud Adams made the decision today.
“Jeff has meant a great deal to this franchise and we have reached some incredible heights under his leadership,” Adams said in a statement.
Although Fisher did not sign a contract extension, he will coach through 2011, which is the final year of his deal.
“Mr. Adams and I had a good talk about where we are as a football team,” Fisher said. “Clearly I am pleased with the news today. Presenting Mr. Adams with his first Lombardi Trophy is still the objective and I will continue to work for that goal.”
Fisher, who became the team’s coach in 1994 when the franchise was still called the Houston Oilers, has been with his team longer than any head coach in the league. He has a record of 142-120 in the regular season and 5-6 in the playoffs.