The Titans revealed today that running backs coach Earnest Byner is no longer with the team, and he has been replaced Kennedy Pola. Byner was apparently fired over the weekend after two years with the team. This is surprising news, considering that the running game was the one of the only things that could be counted on this year. This probably means that the firing is due to a personality conflict rather than a result of his coaching. “I want to thank Earnest for his time with us and his contributions. I also want to wish him well in his future endeavors,” Jeff Fisher said.
His replacement has spent the last five years as running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the two years prior to that he had a stint with the Cleveland Browns. The Jaguars had the third most rushing yards in the NFL during the time he was coaching in Jacksonville.Pola was a fullback for USC two years after Jeff Fisher left the Trojans. “Kennedy is fine coach and I am very much looking forward to working with him to see the contributions that he can add to our staff,” said Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. “He did a great job with the running backs down in Jacksonville and he had an instrumental role in their run game.”