Weeks ago Titans owner Bud Adams said head coach Jeff Fisher would return for the 2011 season. But that is not the case.
Fisher is the league’s longest-tenured head coach, having gotten the job in 1994 when the franchise was still known as the Houston Oilers. He and Adams didn’t appear to be seeing eye-to-eye during the 2010 season, particularly with regards to Vince Young, but Adams said after the regular season had ended that Young was on the way out and Fisher would be retained.
Now there has been a change of heart, and Fisher is moving on. Fisher had a record of 142-120 in the regular season and 5-6 in the playoffs.
With Fisher on the way out, a number of questions arise, including: Who will the Titans hire as Fisher’s replacement? Might Young stay in Tennessee after all? And where will Fisher be in 2011?
We don’t know the answers to those questions yet. We just know Fisher won’t be in Tennessee.