The Tennessee Titans have fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.
Tennessee’s offensive coordinator the last three seasons, Heimerdinger interviewed lat week for the team’s head coaching position, which went to offensive line coach Mike Munchak.
Despite losing out to Munchak for the head coaching position, and having no inclination as to whether he’d be retained, the veteran coordinator had no plans to leave an organization he continued to coach for, despite undergoing cancer treatments during the 2010 season.
“No, not unless they make me,” Heimderdinger said according to John Glennon.
Overall, Heimerdinger spent eight seasons with the Titans, including a five-year stint from 2000-04. The Titans offense ranked 27th in 2010 after ranking 12th the year before.
One possible candidate to replace Heimerdinger is Seattle Seahawks running backs coach Sherman Smith, who coached the team’s running backs from 1995-2007 before leaving to become the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator in 2008.T