Under Spanos, the Bruins totaled 79 sacks over the past two seasons.
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt offered this about the hire:
I know Lou from our time together in Pittsburgh. He has put together a great body of work during his career. In his extended time in Pittsburgh working with Dick LeBeau, he gained a tremendous amount of experience and contributed to some of the best defensive teams in the league. As defensive coordinator at UCLA, he again showed he is a good teacher and leader and we are lucky to have him working with our linebackers (TitansOnline.com).
Spanos himself had this to say:
This is a great opportunity to come to a great organization with a great history. I enjoyed my time at UCLA and working for coach Mora and AD Dan Guerrero. We won a lot of games there and went to a PAC 12 championship game. This is a great opportunity, a chance to work with Coach Whisenhunt again. I have the utmost respect for Ken – he is a professional, he is passionate and it will be an honor to be on his staff.
Before joining the UCLA staff, Spanos spent 17 years as an assistant in the NFL.