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Titans to Hold Second Head Coach Interviews with Thomas Brown and Dan Quinn

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The list of finalists for the Titans’ head coaching position continues to grow. Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan is slated to conduct a second interview with Tennessee, and the same is true of two other staffers.

Tennessee has lined up a second interview with Panthers OC Thomas Brown, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. The in-person meeting will take place today, he adds, noting Brown’s virtual interview went well. Meanwhile, the Titans plan to speak for a second time with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, per Wolfe’s colleague Tom Pelissero.

The latter will meet with Tennessee in person on Wednesday, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. A few days from now, therefore, the Titans will have a firm picture of their finalists for the position. By interviewing Brown, along with former Stanford head coach David Shawthe team will have satisfied the Rooney Rule once the former’s meeting is complete. As a result, Tennessee will be free to hire its next coach in the very near future.

Brown has not been connected to a HC opening other than the one in Nashville. He has nevertheless emerged as one of the top up-and-coming offensive minds in the league in large part for his work with the Rams. The 37-year-old came to Carolina as part of Frank Reich‘s highly-acclaimed staff this offseason, but the team’s offense struggled both before and after Reich’s midseason dismissal. Brown is in place for now, but he is not expected to remain in Carolina once the team hires its next coach.

Quinn, by contrast, has once again been one of the hottest candidates in the hiring cycle. The former Falcons HC has been linked to the Seahawks in particular as they search for a Pete Carroll replacement. Quinn – who spent two seasons as Seattle’s DC – has a second interview lined up with his old team. He is also an outlier amongst Tennessee’s finalists (at least so far) because his background is on the defensive side of the ball.

In looking for a Mike Vrabel successor, the Titans could look to focus more on the offensive candidates available to them. That approach would lend itself to Callahan and/or Brown, but more clarity will no doubt emerge in the coming days as the team goes through its second round of interviews.

Here is an updated look at the Titans’ search:

  • Thomas Brown, offensive coordinator (Panthers): Interviewed 1/18; to conduct second interview 1/22
  • Brian Callahan, offensive coordinator (Bengals): To conduct second interview 1/22
  • Aaron Glenn, defensive coordinator (Lions): Interviewed 1/19
  • Ben Johnson, offensive coordinator (Lions): Interview requested
  • Brian Johnson, offensive coordinator (Eagles): Interviewed 1/19
  • Mike Kafka, offensive coordinator (Giants): Interviewed 1/12
  • Mike Macdonald, defensive coordinator (Ravens): Interviewed 1/13
  • Antonio Pierce, interim head coach (Raiders): Interviewed 1/13; hired as Raiders HC
  • Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator (Cowboys): Interviewed 1/17; to conduct second interview 1/24
  • David Shaw, former head coach (Stanford): Interviewed 1/21
  • Bobby Slowik, offensive coordinator (Texans): Interviewed 1/18

 

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