After some speculation over the weekend, the Titans formally requested permission to speak with Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice on Monday about their offensive coordinator position.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears denied the request. (It’s possible they could give Tice a raise or a new title in return for keeping him in town.)
It’s likely a disappointing development for Tice and certainly one for the Titans.
“The last four or five days, I’ve realized how hard [putting a staff together is],” Titans coach Mike Munchak said over the weekend to the Tennessean. “There are a lot of good coaches out there, but unfortunately you can’t talk to all of them because they’re under contract.”
The late timing of the divorce between Jeff Fisher and Bud Adams is making Munchak’s job tougher.