Chris Mortensen over at ESPN is reporting that the Tennessee Titans have in fact fired head coach Mike Munchak in what has to be considered a surprising move. Munchak met with the brass in Nashville late this week and there were some expectations that he would be retained.
Tennessee finished the 2013 season with a 7-9 record and failed to record a winning campaign in two of Munchak’s three years as its head coach.
Munchak, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, has been with the organization since he was selected in the first round of the 1982 NFL entry draft. After more than 30 years with the only professional franchise that he has known, Munchak was shown the door on Saturday. It has to be bittersweet for both him and the family of late owner Bud Adams.
It remains to be seen who the Titans will target as possible head coaching candidates, but they may look at a younger individual to lead what has to be considered a rebuilding team. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn come to mind first.
Don’t expect Tennessee to bring in a veteran retread here.