The Tennessee Titans announced on Monday that Ken Whisenhunt will be there new head coach. Whisenhunt, who was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers in 2013, will replace Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Titans less than two weeks ago.
As the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-2012, Whisenhunt compiled a 45-51 regular season record. In 2008, he led the Cardinals to the Super Bowl, but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who he was the offensive coordinator for from 2004-2006.
With Whisenhunt now back as a head coach, we will wait and see if he request permission to interview Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be his defensive coordinator in Tennessee. Butler is under contract through the 2014 season, so the Steelers have the right to deny the request like they did in 2009 and 2011 when Whisenhunt tried to hire him away.
If Whisenhunt is unable to secure Butler to be his defensive coordinator, one would think he would go after Ray Horton, who was with him the final two season in Arizona. Horton, who was the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns in 2013, is still in limbo as the Browns have yet to name a new head coach after firing Rob Chudzinski immediately after the season ended.
The Steelers will play the Titans in 2014 in Tennessee.