Mike Munchak was fired by the Tennessee Titans after three mediocre seasons at the helm and little progress made by the organization, but the Titans were actually prepared to keep and extend Munchak. The stipulation was that Munchak would have to fire pretty much all of his staff in Nashville, but he was unwilling to do so. Plenty of head coaches like to take a year off after being fired, and they rarely get an opportunity to be the head coach of another organization shortly after being fired. Munchak, however, looks poised to be the exception, as he’s received some significant interest.
After flirting with the head coaching opening of his alma matter, Penn State, Munchak recently interviewed with the Detroit Lions, who are expected to hire Ken Whisenhunt as their next head coach. Whisenhunt is the clear favorite for the Lions, and they have a chance to hire him today due to the San Diego Chargers loss to the Denver Broncos yesterday. Even though Whisenhunt is the top candidate, Mike Munchak is an intriguing darkhorse, because he had an excellent interview with the Lions.
He’ll be hoping for another home-run interview today, as FOX Sports’s Alex Marvez reports that the Cleveland Browns will interview Munchak today. The Browns top candidates seem to be Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and Green Bay Packers QBs coach Ben McAdoo, but all of them could be reach candidates due to the horrendous Browns front office and ownership that have one of the worst reputations in the league right now. As the Browns wait for Gase and Quinn to be eliminated, they may have to come to grips with the fact that they won’t be able to get a top candidate and most likely set their organization back by firing Rob Chudzinski.