Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Titans Hire Vrabel as Their New Coach

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Titans Hire Vrabel as Their New Coach

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Titans hire Vrabel as their new coach

The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey.

The Titans announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news conference was scheduled for Monday.

Vrabel was the first person Tennessee interviewed after firing Mularkey on Monday. Mularkey, who also coached Buffalo and Jacksonville, went 21-22 and led the franchise to its first playoff victory in 14 years . This will be Vrabel's first head coaching job after 18 years in the NFL 14 as a player and four as a coach.

Tennessee also interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks who satisfied the Rooney rule requiring teams to interview at least one minority candidate and Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur. …

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