Tennessee Titans fire Mike Munchak


Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak watches from the sidelines against the Houston Texans during the second half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans now have a head-coaching vacancy after firing Mike Munchak today after it appeared they would keep him for one more season:

The Titans finished 7-9, putting Munchak on the hot seat with one year remaining on his contract. Titans President and CEO Tommy Smith spent Friday meeting with Munchak and Titans General Manager Rulon Webster, and at the end of the day the team released a statement saying no final decisions had been made.

This is rather late in the process to fire a head coach, but nevertheless, if they felt Muchak wasn’t the man, then it was time to move on after he’s coached the team for the past three seasons now.

The Titans haven’t been to the playoffs since 2008 and haven’t won a playoff game in a decade.

Munchak, who replaced Jeff Fisher in 2011, has a record of 22-26.

For now, it’s unclear as to who they will pursue and if Mike Zimmer or Jay Gruden will be interviewed.

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