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Titans Hire Ken Whisenhunt To Be Their New Head Coach


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.

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  • pittsburghjoe

    I wonder if Lebeau would retire and let Butler take the job if Whiz comes calling?

  • r4kolb

    I think it would be a title and a promise if they want to keep Butler. Asst. Def coodinator. The question is how do we know Butler is going to be any good?

  • SwagDaddy330

    They wouldn’t keep denying teams permission to interview Butler if they didn’t think something was there.

  • SwagDaddy330

    No need to promote, they’ll just deny permission to Whiz to interview him.

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    LOL, How good is our defense now????

  • r4kolb

    Guess we will find out sooner or later.

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    If he feels like he is being led on, Butler can just resign and go where he wants, right!!!!

  • Alan Felicia

    Good luck to Coach Whisenhunt. And if Butler is allowed to interview or if Whisenhunt ask permission, then why not leave. Butler has been itching to be a DC and he’s not getting any younger. He’s been playing second fiddle to LeBeau for the last 10 seasons.

  • RyanW

    No cause hes under contract for this coming season so if he resigned hed have to sit out this year.

  • Brendon Glad

    Whis is a deserving head coach. I’ve always liked him. I hope he doesn’t raid us too much, but then again, he’s smart. So he probably will.

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