Jeff Fisher, Chuck Cecil, Craig Johnson, and Jim Washburn are already gone. After Tuesday, the Titans and their new coach added Mike Heimerdinger, Rayna Stewart, and Richie Wessman to the list of ex-Titan staff. In an interesting development, the Titans could be filling some positions that are not yet vacant.
Current Titan Coaching Vacancies without leads:
Assistant Coach, Quarterbacks Coach, Runningbacks Coach, Defensive Line
Defensive Coordinator (formerly Chuck Cecil)
According to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com, the Titans have already offered University of Texas coach, Jerry Gray, an offer to be the next defensive coordinator. Gray’s best work came during his tenure with the Buffalo Bills from 2001-2005, where the Bills finished 30th, 27th, 5th, 8th, and 24th in defense respectively. He worked under the brilliant defensive mind of Gregg Williams. Unfortunately, the results in Buffalo may be more the work of Williams than Gray.
Linebackers Coach (currently Dave McGinnis)
TitanInsider.com also speculates that the recently fired Houston Texan defensive coordinator, Frank Bush, will be interviewed for the Linebackers Coach position. This could mean yet another Titan coach will find himself looking for work if McGinnis cannot retain a role as Assistant Coach / Defense. Either way, Bush would be an exciting addition to help solve one of the Titan’s greatest weaknesses in the last few seasons.
Offensive Coordinator (formerly Mike Heimerdinger)
There are still no obvious front-runners for this role, but a few names have been mentioned. Including, but not limited to, Ray Sherman, Mike Mularky, and Jim Fassell. Sherman and Mularky have impressive offensive resumes and are familiar to the Titan organization, while Fassell is renowned for his ability to coach up young quarterbacks. Mularky and Fassell seem like long shots at this point, but are far more plausible than the Easter Bunny who has yet to return any calls.
Offensive Line (formerly Mike Munchak)
According to Jim Wyatt (and everyone else), the Titans will interview the Texans’ Bruce Matthews soon and announce his hiring seconds later. Matthews and Munchak are close friends and the opportunity for Matthews to coach his son, will be impossible to pass up. This hire is good for two reasons. First, the Texans offensive line is definitely better at both pass and run blocking since his arrival. Second, the Titans are stealing a good coach from a division rival.