Assistant head coach Mike Mularkey was promoted to interim head coach, as he looks to turn the team's season around. The Titans has lost six in a row since their promising win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener.
Tennessee has struggled the past two seasons, including a 2-14 2014 record, and losing 16 of their past 17 games overall. They have also struggled against their own conference, as their recent loss to the Houston Texans gave them 12 consecutive losses against AFC opponents. That is the longest active streak against in-conference opponents in the NFL.
Mularkey interviewed for the head coaching position in 2010 after the team had fired Jeff Fisher. Mike Munchak would go on to win the job, giving Mularkey a job on the coaching staff for the past five years.
Whisenhunt would take over in 2014 and struggle his way to a 3-20 record. Despite a struggling first year with the team, he would go on to sign a 5-year deal in the off-season, which the team decided to throw away.
The team took a while to try and see a change in the team's play, but claimed that they wanted to see more progress from week-to-week. Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard says he was surprised with the move, and wished the best for his former coach. Whisenhunt apologized to fans and the team, as well as thanked them for the past two years, in a statement after the news was announced.