Whisenhunt To Titans, Lions Still In Hunt For New Head Coach
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DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET/CBSSPORTS.COM) – So, we can eliminate Whisenhunt from the running for Detroit Lions head coach position according to a recent Tweet.
Just one day after San Diego was eliminated from the playoffs, Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has decided to move on. Whisenhunt has accepted an offer to become the Tennessee Titans next coach, according to ESPN.com.
Whisenhunt interviewed with the team on Friday and was believed to be a favorite for both the Titans job and the vacant Detroit Lions job. Whisenhunt replaces Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Titans on Jan. 4.
The job in Tennessee will mark Whisenhunt’s second stint as a head coach. The 51-year-old served as Arizona’s coach for six seasons and led the Cardinals to the franchise’s first and only Super Bowl appearance in only his second-year with the team.
The Cardinals fired Whisenhunt after the team went 5-11 in 2012, but he wasn’t unemployed for long. Whisenhunt was one of the first hired made by first-year Chargers coach Mike McCoy in January 2013.
It appears the warm weather Titans have won over Whisenhunt.