Mike Munchak gets another chance to right the ship for the Titans. Indications are team president/CEO Tommy Smith has decided to retain the coach for the 2014 season, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Titans finished 7-9, putting Munchak on the hot seat with one year remaining on his contract. He met with Smith on Friday in Houston and convinced him that the team is close to a breakthrough. The Titans haven’t been to the playoffs since 2008 and haven’t won a playoff game in a decade. Munchak, who replaced Jeff Fisher in 2011, has a record of 22-26. The Titans went 9-7 in Munchak’s first season as head coach, missing the playoffs by one game. They went 6-10 in 2012, when the defense set a franchise record for points allowed in a season. Following an offseason when the Titans spent more than $100 million on free agents, expectations were high for 2013, especially after a 3-1 start. But they lost eight of 10 games at one point and needed a two-game winning streak against the Jaguars and Texans to finish 7-9.
Titans bring back coach Mike Munchak for 2014
Tennessean | Jan 4