Every year the Fritz Pollard Alliance submits names to the NFL of minority coordinators/position coaches that they identify as having the potential to move up and become head coaches. Here is their list for this year:
Head coaching candidates recommended by the Fritz Pollard Alliance: #Lions DC Teryl Austin, #Vikings DC George Edwards, #Panthers DC Steve Wilks, #Titans OC Terry Robiskie. This list is distributed to teams each year. https://t.co/bSX5oarpYT— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 6, 2017
You could interest me in George Edwards or Steve Wilks, but let’s be honest, Terry Robiskie doesn’t belong on this list. His offense is vastly under performing the talent and expectations it had coming into the season. Robiskie has a 3rd-year quarterback in Marcus Mariota who has regressed in a season where he should have taken a huge step forward. How does that make you a person that deserves a shot a becoming a head coach?
The Titans coaching staff doesn’t have that “hot guy” who is next in line to get a shot. In fact, Mike Mularkey talked about the fact that he wanted coaches who weren’t looking to move up on his staff last season. It seems that goal has been accomplished.