The Tennessee Titans have named Mike Mularkey as their permanent head coach, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Titans are hiring HC Mike Mularkey, sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 16, 2016
Mularkey took over as Tennessee's interim head coach after they fired Ken Whisenhunt seven games into the season, and led the Titans to a 2-7 record after taking over for fired coach Ken Whisenhunt.
He was always the favorite to land the permanent job because, according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com, the franchise thought he'd provide a stable environment for the team and for quarterback Marcus Mariota.
"If the Titans chose to keep Mularkey, making such a move would allow the club to retain Dick LeBeau and Ray Horton as part of the move. Also, even though Mularkey would install his offensive system, it still could make for a smoother transition for quarterback Marcus Mariota, rather than sending him back to square one with a completely new system."
The hire ends the NFL coaching carousel, as all seven open head coaching positions have been filled less than two weeks after the conclusion of the regular season.
Mularkey has a career coaching record of 18-37 with the Bills, Jaguars, and Titans.Back to the Tennessee Titans Newsfeed