Titans tab Hall of Famer Munchak as Fisher's replacement

Monday, February 7, 2011 at 1:26pm

Mike Munchak is the Tennessee Titans head coach.

The Hall of Fame offensive lineman and the team’s offensive line coach since 1997 was named the successor to Jeff Fisher on Monday. A press conference was scheduled for later in the afternoon.

Munchak’s entire career as a player and a coach has been limited to the Oilers/Titans franchise. He was a first-round draft pick out of Penn State in 1982 who appeared in 159 career games (fourth all-time) for the Oilers and earned nine Pro Bowl invitations in 12 seasons. He joined the coaching staff in 1994 as an offensive quality control assistant and was promoted to offensive line coach in 1997.

He is one of five Oilers/Titans players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 “This is a special day for this franchise as one of our former players takes over the team as the head coach,” owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr., said in a release “Mike has been successful at everything he has been associated with at our franchise and I have no reason to believe that he won’t be successful as our head coach. He earned Hall of Fame distinction as a player, and yearly he has been one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL. He understands where we have been and knows where we need to go.”

7 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 2/7/11 at 1:27

Good luck, Mike! Now let's have a good draft, that is if the owners and players union gets off their rear and the a new agreement in place.

By: jwk6179 on 2/7/11 at 1:36

From what I understand, the draft will take place no matter what takes place between the owners and NFLPA labor agreement. The drafted players won't be able to take part in mini camps until an agreement is in place.

By: courier37027 on 2/7/11 at 2:06

Who will be the first on air personality at Titans Propoganda 104.5 to put Munchak's name and a Super Bowl prediction in the same sentence? My bet is on McClain.

By: TITAN1 on 2/7/11 at 2:25

I'm not sure courier, but I'm sure you will be the first to let us know.

By: TITAN1 on 2/7/11 at 2:27

Thanks jwk6179, I have heard so much about the pending season I can't keep it all straight.

By: TITAN1 on 2/7/11 at 2:44

BTW jw, props to your Packers!

By: govskeptic on 2/7/11 at 3:57

Keep it in house, and the money close to the vest!
8-8 in the best of years.