The #Titans have hired Jason Michael as the team’s offensive coordinator
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 17, 2014
Michael has 11 years of coaching experience, including 8 NFL seasons. He joins the Titans after 3 seasons (2011-13) as Chargers TEs coach.
— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) January 17, 2014
Here’s the official release that announces the hiring of Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Jason Michael. Michael spent the last three seasons as the San Diego Chargers tight end coach. From the release:
Prior to joining the Chargers, he spent two seasons (2009-10) with the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive assistant and then quarterbacks coach.
Michael began his coaching career in 2003, as a graduate assistant for the University of Tennessee, where he assisted with the secondary and special teams for two seasons. He entered the NFL ranks in 2005 as a quality control coach for the Oakland Raiders and then became an offensive quality control coach for the New York Jets in 2006. In 2007, he was promoted to tight ends coach for the New York Jets. Michael returned to the University of Tennessee to coach the tight ends in 2008, in Phillip Fulmer’s final season.
Fans should expect Ken Whisenhunt to remain as the play-caller. Look for Michael to assist with preparing game plans and helping to implement an offensive system that Whisenhunt wants to install. Michael appears like a knowledgeable coach with expertise in many different areas.
Next up is who will jump on board and serve as the defensive coordinator? Will Ray Horton bring his 3-4 defense to Nashville?