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Titans to interview Mularkey on Friday

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The Titans received permission to interview Mike Mularkey for their head coaching vacancy on Wednesday.

They’ll formally interview the current Falcons offensive coordinator on Friday, according to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean.

It’s worth noting that Wyatt’s Tennessean colleague, John Glennon, wrote in a Thursday morning blog post that Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak “remains the favorite” to replace Jeff Fisher.

Should Munchak get the promotion, Wyatt mentions current Auburn defensive line coach Tracy Rocker as a possibility for the same position on Munchak’s staff. Fisher tried to hire Rocker after losing Jim Washburn to Philadelphia.

Rocker coached up potential 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick Nick Fairley at Auburn.

Mularkey is still thought to be on the outside looking in for the Tennessee job, mostly because owner Bud Adams is widely expected to make an in-house hire.

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7 Responses to “Titans to interview Mularkey on Friday”
  1. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 3, 2011 9:13 PM

    That’s a bunch of malarkey!

  2. commandercornpone says: Feb 3, 2011 9:16 PM

    i dont think munchak wants it.

  3. upperdecker19 says: Feb 3, 2011 10:15 PM

    Better sign him quick. The Eagles may make him their linebackers coach.

  4. dafixisin says: Feb 3, 2011 11:25 PM

    Tracy Rocker! Wow… I remember when he manned the D-line back in his collegiate days.

    Man, am I getting old.

  5. serr8d says: Feb 3, 2011 11:48 PM

    Sorry, but we don’t need to stay in-house. Fresh ideas, new blood. Since we’ve done this thing, let’s sterilize.

    Can you imagine the Titans not having a run-first offense? Mularkey might bring something new and exciting. Munchak would follow the Fisher path, since that’s all he’s known.

  6. baseballstars says: Feb 3, 2011 11:49 PM

    He’s by far the best candidate they’ve interviewed. I really hope the Titans choose him. If I’m not mistaken, he was coaching the Bills the last time they had a winning record. And he’s done a decent job manning the offense in Atlanta.

  7. baseballstars says: Feb 4, 2011 2:33 AM

    serr8d, I completely agree. In-house means installing Fisher proteges, meaning we’ll be running CJ up the middle (wearing him down), pass on first down, and try to win by 3 points. Mularkey will get to install his own DC and other coaching positions that Fisher kept for his buddies. Granted, our offense won’t be going anywhere with Rusty Smith under center, but I think our turnaround will be a lot quicker with a proven HC leading the team rather than taking a risk on an in-house hire.

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