Jeff Fisher out as Titans head coach

In this photo taken Jan. 2, 2011, Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher stands on the field before the Titans' NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The Titans announced Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, that Fisher will no longer be their coach. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

January 27, 2011 6:34:02 PM PST
The Tennessee Titans have parted with Jeff Fisher, who just completed his 16th full season as the NFL's longest-tenured coach with his team.

The team announced the move Thursday night within an hour of a report by that they were negotiating Fisher's departure. The team said in a release that "Fisher will no longer be the head coach of the team."

The move comes only three weeks after owner Bud Adams announced Fisher would stay on for the final year of his current contract in a move that would have left Fisher coaching for his future.

A news conference will be held either later Thursday night or Friday to discuss the first coaching change since the franchise relocated to Tennessee from Houston in 1997.