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Tennessee Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as Head Coach

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The Titans have made their choice.

Jeff Gross

According to several tweets by Jim Wyatt beat writer for the Tennessean, the Titans have hired Ken Whisenhunt as their next head coach.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ken Whisenhunt has been hired by the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a>, sources say</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/422868680477638658">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is huge news and speaks highly of Titans new owner Tommy Smith to make quick decisions and "sell" the opening to people. I wrote earlier why this should be the most coveted job available, even over the Detroit Lions who have Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford. Obviously Whisenhunt agreed and gave the Titans the nod.

If Whisenhunt can bring in someone like Ray Horton or Wade Phillips (or even Jim Schwartz or Gregg Williams) in as the new defensive coordinator this team could finally have real coaching talent on both sides of the ball as well as a head coach with some experience.

Here are more details from Wyatt.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Reported here last night the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a> were very interested in Whisenhunt after meeting. They beat thee Lions out for his services</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/422869143432343552">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Whisenhunt posted a 45-51 record as head coach of the Cardinals. He replaces Mike Munchak as the team&#39;s head coach <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/422869620865781760">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a> met with Whisenhunt Friday in San Diego. While GM Ruston Webster also like Seattle DC Dan Quinn, the team moved quickly on Whis</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/422870437719060480">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Whisenhunt is a former Vanderbilt assistant. He knows Nashville well <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/422870605659009024">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A press conference is expected for tomorrow at Saint Thomas Sports Park <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&amp;src=hash">#Titans</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/422871366845485056">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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