Just as I predicted over three weeks ago, Jeff Fisher is no longer the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, although I figured it was due to the desire to keep Vince Young as their quarterback. However once they let #10 off the team, I was surprised to learn that they also parted ways with Jeff.
Fisher, who took over as head coach of the then Houston Oilers in 1994, remained with the team when it relocated to Nashville posting a regular season record of 142-120 over 17 seasons. Fisher led the Titans to the post-season six times, four division titles and one Super Bowl appearance losing to the St. Louis Rams in 2000.
The Titans’ front office had become frustrated with Fisher’s pace hiring replacemements. ESPN reported that Fisher had tried to hire his son, Brandon, as a quality control coach, and that that had been the deciding factor in the decision for Fisher to leave.
“I want to thank (owner) Mr. (Bud) Adams and the organization for a special 17 years,” Fisher said in a statement. “I can’t thank the fans enough for the support they showed us through the years; it has been a tremendous experience. We all did our very best and I think I can look back with fond memories and be very proud of what we accomplished. I want to wish the organization, the current players and the fans nothing but the best in the future.”