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Titans coaching search list features plenty of this year’s usual suspects

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The Titans waited a bit longer than other teams around the league before deciding to fire their head coach, but their list of potential replacements for Mike Munchak doesn’t look much different than what we’ve seen from those teams.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who has interviewed for the Browns job, and Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who interviewed with the Redskins. Titans General Manager Ruston Webster worked with Quinn in Quinn’s first Seattle stint and he worked with Bisaccia in Tampa.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also reported Sunday morning that Bisaccia is on the team’s list. He also reports that the team reached out informally to Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who has been mentioned in relation to several other openings, before firing Munchak. Rounding out the early list of candidates are Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin.

Whisenhunt is thought to be the favorite to land the job in Detroit while Franklin’s name has come up in conjunction with other jobs as well as the vacancy created when Bill O’Brien bolted Penn State for the Texans.

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12 Responses to “Titans coaching search list features plenty of this year’s usual suspects”
  1. jakec4 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:36 PM

    Every name on that list with the exception of Whisenhunt looks like a lateral move at best. What was Munchak supposed to do with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  2. skinsfansince71 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:42 PM

    Did the Titans fire all of their coaches?

  3. cleveland1980 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:49 PM

    Not a Titans fan, but I think Franklin makes the most sense. As a Browns fan, I like Franklin a lot, the more I have learned about him. I love my Browns, but he would be wise to avoid the stooges.

  4. skolvikesskol says: Jan 5, 2014 1:52 PM

    I hear Leslie Frazier is available.

  5. sikoix says: Jan 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    My absolute worst fear is that the Vikings will hire Bevell. As long as that does not happen, I’ll be ok with any other possible combination of outcomes. (Sorry about being slightly off-topic)

  6. bobgriffinthe3rd says: Jan 5, 2014 1:56 PM

    i could save this franchise but i wont

    cuz im Bob Griffin the 3rd

  7. marcuswelby1 says: Jan 5, 2014 2:04 PM

    Munchak got screwed!

  8. dbarnes79 says: Jan 5, 2014 2:09 PM

    It’s an offensive league now. Need a good offensive mind for OC no matter who they hire.

  9. liquidmuse says: Jan 5, 2014 3:29 PM

    Jake, you’re right—all those guys coordinate or head coach, while Munchak…oh wait, never coordinated, & was a decidedly mediocre HC. NOT lateral names at all. & you’re acting like Munchak’s whole reign was ruled by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  10. lbroberts123 says: Jan 5, 2014 4:56 PM

    They should stay in-state and hire James Franklin.

  11. jkross13 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:37 AM

    One name not mentioned, and my personal favorite, is Greg Roman, OC for 49ers. Hes shown to be an excellent coordinator and do wonders for Locker & utilize the Titans young offensive talent better.

  12. dodohead418 says: Jan 6, 2014 1:15 PM

    Who do you think the Titans will choose for their coaching staff? Here is my list:

    - HC: James Franklin

    -OC: Norv Turner

    -DC: Gregg Williams

    -ST: Alan Lowry

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