The Tennessee Titans have fired coach Mike Munchak, who has been a part of the franchise for over 30 years, on Saturday.
“This is a day I hoped would never come, but there is a reason for everything,” Munchak stated. “Words cannot express the sadness for leaving this organization that I have been a part of for over 30 years.
“My goal as head coach was to do things the right way with the right people and I felt confident that the results would follow. Sometimes rebuilding a team and its culture takes time, but I truly believe we were on the verge of great things. Unfortunately my vision did not match that of the organization, so we will part ways.”
In his thread seasons as head coach, Munchak ended with a record of 22 wins and 26 losses with no playoff appearances.
“First I want to thank Mike Munchak for his professionalism through this process and thank him for his years of dedication to the Titans/Oilers organization,” general manager Ruston Webster stated. “He is first-class and I wish him and his family nothing but the best.
“The last week has been a difficult time trying to navigate through many issues to find the best resolution for this franchise moving forward. Tough choices were presented to all sides and the end result was to part ways and move forward without Mike. We will immediately begin a search for a new head coach.”
The Titans began their season with a 3-1 record, teasing that there would be a winning season ahead of them. But, after getting only seven starts from Jake Locker before losing him for the season to a foot injury, the team ended 7-9.
Little indication was given as to who the Titans would look to for replacing Munchak, but there was mention of an assistant coach on a playoff team–pretty much the only hint we were given.
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