Former Oiler great Mike Munchak new Titans head coach

(Mike Munchak was named new Titans' head coach on Monday. (AP photo))

February 7, 2011 4:35:57 PM PST
The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Munchak as the franchise's 16th head coach, deciding to promote from within to replace Jeff Fisher. The Titans confirmed the hiring Monday.

Munchak was the first man interviewed to replace Jeff Fisher and had been considered the top candidate as a favorite of team owner Bud Adams.

This will be the first head coaching job for Munchak, who turns 51 in March, with the only franchise the offensive line coach and Hall of Fame lineman has ever played or worked for since being selected eighth overall by the then-Houston Oilers in 1982.