Veteran coach, Ken Whisenhunt, has been fired by the Tennessee Titans after less than two seasons. The Titans have lost six straight games since winning their season opener. The decision was made on Tuesday and the Titans have since promoted Mike Mularkey, assistant head coach to interim coach. Mularky and Steve Underwood, interim CEO for the Titans, will hold a press conference later today.
“After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. “We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would like to thank Ken for his efforts with our team, as he worked very hard to try to move us forward.”
According to Ian Rappaport the decision to fire was Ken Whisenhunt came directly from the owners and had nothing to do with the talent on the team.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the decision to fire Whisenhunt came directly from ownership and had nothing to do with the level of talent on the team.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity and appreciate the hard work the staff put in and the support I got from our players and our fans,” Whisenhunt said. “I wish the organization much success going forward.”
This was Ken Whisenhunt’s second stint as an NFL head coach. He previously spent six seasons in Arizona.