You would think that a new coach who has been within the same organization as an assistant for years would try to retain most of the team’s former staff and start to prepare for his first NFL off season.
That’s not the case with the Tennessee Titans’ Mike Munchak.
The former offensive line coach was promoted to become the next Titans head coach this week after the departure of Jeff Fisher.
Even though Munchak has had the same colleagues for years and years he is feeling the need to change things up and create his own coaching staff.
The real shock came yesterday when Munchak had this to say about retaining offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdiger, who he fired earlier today, someone who he has worked with for eight years;
“Right now, to me anything is open,” said Munchak. “To me, we’re starting fresh. It’s not the same old, same old. I think we come in, figure out what’s best for the Titans going forward, with what we have and just go from there. Anything is possible.”
This certainly sounds like a head coach that is looking to shake things up and get his own choices in place on his staff instead of holdovers from the last coach.
Look for the Titans to be making a lot of moves as they replace guys with Munchak’s top choices at the assistant coaching spots.
There are currently 12 coaches still employed by the team with six openings available (offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, offensive line coach, wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach, and defensive line coach).
Here are the ten coaches that I could see coming to try to help the Titans out and fill out the new staff.