The Titans currently have 3 interviews lined up for their head coaching "vacancy"- Doug Marrone, Mike Mularkey and Teryl Austin. Marrone and Mularkey are scheduled to interview on Thursday while Austin is scheduled to interview on Friday. Here's what makes me nervous- this sets up perfectly for the Titans to announce Friday night that they will hire Mike Mularkey.
Follow me here....Austin is a minority. That means they would be free to make a hire, with the Rooney Rule satisfied, after these 3 interviews. If Mularkey has been there guy all along as some suggest, this is the path of least resistance to get him hired.
Some have speculated that the Titans aren't hiring a coach before they hire a GM. If that is the case, why are they going ahead with these 3 interviews right now? These aren't exactly hot names in the coaching industry. The fact that they are going ahead with these interviews makes me really, really nervous.
Hopefully I am wrong.