Mike Mularkey, who served as the Titans’ interim head coach after the team fired Ken Whisenhunt, will be the new head coach. The team announced the hiring today.


Mularkey will get to develop quarterback Marcus Mariota, and deal with the rest of the driftwood on Tennessee’s roster. Here’s the quote from the Titans’ current owner:

“The vision Mike presented for our football team during this search as well as the character, integrity, and leadership skills he displayed during the last two months of the season makes him the right coach for the Tennessee Titans,” said Titans Controlling Owner and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors Amy Adams Strunk. “Mike is a quality coach and an outstanding person who will help us build this team the right way. He has experience as a head coach and a track record for developing young quarterbacks and dynamic offenses, and he also brings continuity for our franchise quarterback. We understand this may take time as we rebuild the roster and bring in new coaches for Mike’s staff, but we believe he has the experience and expertise to build a consistent winner.”

Mularkey was head coach of the Jaguars in 2012, for one season. He was fired after the team went 2-14.



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