The Tennessee Titans fired Mike Munchak on Saturday after three seasons as head coach and 31 years combined with the franchise as a player and coach.
"In the end, we were not able to agree just on the future or the direction of the franchise, and I felt it was time to make a change," Titans general manager Ruston Webster said.
Munchak had one season left on his contract. He was 22-26 overall, including 7-9 this season. Munchak had been with the franchise since 1982, when the then-Houston Oilers made him a first-round draft pick, and he joined the coaching staff as an assistant the year after he retired.
Buccaneers: Former Cal coach Jeff Tedford was hired as offensive coordinator at Tampa Bay. New Bucs coach Lovie Smith made the announcement Saturday, saying Tedford has a "successful and proven track record as a teacher and developer of young talent."
Tedford led Cal from 2002-12. During his career, Tedford has worked with six quarterbacks eventually selected in the first round of the NFL draft, including Aaron Rodgers. Smith was hired as Bucs coach Thursday, replacing Greg Schiano. The Bucs finished last in the league in passing and total offense while going 4-12 this season.
Texans: Wade Phillips was fired as Houston's defensive coordinator, a day after Bill O'Brien was introduced as the team's head coach. Phillips was the interim head coach for the final three games of the season after Gary Kubiak was fired and also directed the team for a game after Kubiak had a mini-stroke Nov. 3 at halftime against Indianapolis. Houston lost its last 14 games to finish an NFL-worst 2-14.