Titans fire coach Ken Whisenhunt

November 3, 2015

The struggling Tennessee Titans have fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt after less than two years with the franchise.  Assistant coach Mike Mularkey has been named as the team's interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

“My family and I are grateful for our time in Nashville and my opportunity to work for the Titans," said Whisenhunt in a statement. "I am sorry we weren’t able to get it done in our time here. Our players and staff were great to work with and I want to thank them for their dedication and hard work.  I also want to thank the fans for their support and I wish the organization success moving forward.”

The Titans are currently 1-6 and in last place in the weak AFC South division.  Whisenhunt had a 3-20 overall record with the team.

“After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties,” said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk in a statement. “We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would like to thank Ken for his efforts with our team, as he worked very hard to try to move us forward.”

Mularkey joined the Titans last season as the tight ends coach and was promoted to assistant head coach this past offseason. He has three previous years of head coaching experience: two years with the Buffalo Bills (2004-05) and one year with Jacksonville (2012). He also has extensive experience as an offensive coordinator, spending three seasons in that role for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-03), one in Miami (2006) and four years as the offensive coordinator for Atlanta (2008-11).

In three of his four seasons running the Falcons offense, the team produced a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard receiver and 1,000-yard rusher in the same season. In 2010, Sporting News named Mularkey “Coordinator of the Year.” As a player in the NFL, Mularkey totaled 114 games played during his nine-year career with the Minnesota Vikings and Steelers.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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