Who are Tennessee Titans enthusiasts interested in as the new head coach for the 2014-15 NFL season?
Ken Whisenhunt received 21.1 percent of the votes. He was the second-leading candidate, only trailing Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. According to reports that are just breaking, it appears like he’ll get the gig:
Ken Whisenhunt has been hired by the #Titans, sources say
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 13, 2014
Earlier reports indicated that Whisenhunt would likely call his own plays as head coach. If so, the OC spot not as prevalent as the DC spot
— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) January 13, 2014
With Whisenhunt as OC this yr, Chargers’ overall offense jumped from 31st to 5th. Passing offense climbed from 24th to 4th. #Titans
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) January 13, 2014
Whisenhunt is credited for the development of Ben Roethlisberger and the resurrection of careers for Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers. Whisenhunt coached the 2008 Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl appearance.
The Titans hired someone with a proven track record as a successful head coach—as long as he has his quarterback. Not many (if any) coaches would’ve succeeded with Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and some of the other post-Warner names. Whether Jake Locker gets a chance as the starter for this upcoming season…anyone’s guess at this point.
More on the reported Whisenhunt hiring as news comes out.