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“Real & Legitimate” Chance Titans Retain Mike Mularkey As HC

Update:

The Titans announced that interim HC Mike Mularkey will interview for their head-coaching job at some point in the near future.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there’s a “real and legitimate” chance the Titans retain interim HC Mike Mularkey as their coach moving forward.

“From what I am told, there is a real and legitimate chance that Mike Mularkey, who has been the interim coach, gets the full-time job, regardless of what they do with general manager Ruston Webster and CEO Steve Underwood,” Rapoport said. “Mularkey is well liked by (owners) the Adams family, that is one thing, and they really appreciate the kind of work he’s done with Marcus Mariota. They’ve lost a couple games at the end of the season, but all of that was without their rookie quarterback.”

Jason Cole of B/R previously reported that even with the presence of QB Marcus Mariota, the Titans’ head-coaching job still may not be attractive as some have suggested.

Cole mentions the Titans’ ownership issues are the main reason for concern from potential candidates. As of now, there are three owners all with say in what happens with the franchise.

The other concern is the the possibility that the team could eventually be sold, even though Titans’ ownership has denied that they’re selling the team.

Because of this, Cole mentioned that there was a chance the Titans could keep Mularkey in place as their head coach for next season.

After replacing Ken Whisenhunt as the Titans’ head coach, Mularkey led to the Titans to a record of 2-7. His career record is 18-39 (31.6) over the course of four seasons with the Titans, Jaguars and Bills.

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