Don’t Let The Door Hit You: Tennessee Titans Fire Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt; Mike Mularkey Named the Interim Coach

November 3, 2015 0

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Just a few weeks into his second season as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, now former beach coach Ken Whisenhunt has been fired and assistant head coach Mike Mularkey will served as the interim head coach.

According to Titansonline, 

The Ken Whisenhunt era is over with the Tennessee Titans.

Just 23 games into his tenure as head coach, Whisenhunt was informed on Tuesday morning the organization wants to go in a different direction.

The final decision came just two days after the Titans lost their sixth straight game, in Houston, where the team’s ownership group watched from the visiting owner’s suite at NRG Stadium.

“After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties,” said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. “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.”

Mike Mularkey, who served as assistant head coach/tight ends under Whisenhunt, will take over as interim coach. Mularkey has 20-plus years of NFL coaching experience, including three seasons as a head coach. Mularkey served two seasons as head coach of the Buffalo Bills (2004-05), where he went 14-18, and one season as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012). In his first season with the Bills, the team went 9-7 to post their only winning season in over a decade.

Mularkey was a highly successful offensive coordinator with the Steelers and Falcons. He joined the Titans as tight ends coach in 2014 before being elevated to assistant head coach in 2015.

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

Whisenhunt’s record with the Titans: 3-20. The Titans finished 2-14 in his first season with the club in 2014, and the team is currently 1-6. The Titans have lost 16 of their last 17 games dating back to last season.

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