About a week after firing General Manager Ruston Webster, the Tennessee Titans still do not appear very close to hiring either a general manager or a head coach. The Titans had also fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt after a 1-6 start to the season, allowing tight ends coach Mike Mularkey to finish the season as an interim coach, with a 2-7 record.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Titans are still very interested in retaining Mularkey as the team’s permanent head coach, and will be interviewing with Mularkey later this week. Mularkey’s previous two tenures as a head coach have not gone well: he led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 2-14 finish in the 2012 season, and he finished with a combined 14-18 record with the Buffalo Bills from 2004-2005.
Rapoport also says that the Titans are scheduling an interview with Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who is a popular head coaching candidate after just two season as an NFL coordinator. Titans beat writer Terry McCormick reports that the Titans also want to interview Doug Marrone, who was the head coach of the Bills from 2013-2014 and was an assistant head coach for the Jaguars in 2015.