Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak watches his team play against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Smith is named the new president of the Tennessee Titans

With Bud Adams recent passing, the Tennessee Titans needed to start looking for a new president. It seems that just eight days after Adams’ death, the team has found the next person to lead the organization. Via the Associated Press (which was used on ESPN.com),

The family of the late Bud Adams is taking control of the Tennessee Titans, naming his son-in-law president and chief executive officer of the team.

Tommy Smith issued a statement Tuesday afternoon that Adams’ daughters Susie Adams Smith and Amy Adams Hunt will be co-chairpersons. Grandson Kenneth Adams IV will join the Titans’ board of directors.

“We will be taking all the necessary steps, in concert with the league office, to remain in compliance with league rules in our ownership structure,” Smith said in his statement.

“That process will not be immediate, but it has begun. Until we gain that approval, we will stay out of the spotlight, but know that we are directing the organization and staying informed of daily activities.”

It’s always a little difficult making leadership changes within the organization during the season, however, the Titans have made it seem like this will be a smooth transition. The Titans are currently 3-4 on the season, and will play their next game in St. Louis next week, as they take on the 3-5 Rams.

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