Tennessee Titans GM Ruston Webster releases statement on Mike Munchak firing

Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak watches a replay on the jumbotron in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at LP Field. The Jaguars beat the Titans 29-27. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon, the Tennessee Titans fired their head coach, Mike Munchak,, after three seasons at the position. In 2013, the Titans went 7-9, this following seasons of 6-10 and 9-7 in his first two. The Titans have missed the playoffs in five consecutive seasons, dating back to two years before Munchak was hired.

Munchak met with GM Ruston Webster and team CEO Tommy Smith on Friday, a meeting that we would have to assume led to Saturday’s events.

 

Following the announcement of Munchak’s ousting, Webster released this statement regarding the decision:

“First I want to thank Mike Munchak for his professionalism through this process and thank him for his years of dedication to the Titans/Oilers organization,” Webster said. “He is first-class and I wish him and his family nothing but the best. I also want to praise Tommy Smith for his involvement during the weeklong process. He was thorough and thoughtful. The last week has been a difficult time trying to navigate through many issues to find the best resolution for this franchise moving forward. Tough choices were presented to all sides and the end result was to part ways and move forward without Mike.”

Webster then went on to say that the search will begin immediately for a new head coach:

“We will immediately begin a search for a new head coach,” Webster said. “I am confident that we will find a coach that can continue our growth as a team and lead us to sustained success.”

With the news still so fresh, there’s no word at the moment about any potential candidates.

Topics: Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans

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