The Tennessee Titans have a lot of spots to fill on new coach Mike Munchak's staff, and they will be filling one with a respected coach from the college ranks. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Texas defensive backs coach Jerry Gray will become the next Titans defensive coordinator.
Gray to Tennessee was first reported by Orangebloods and Titan Insider — College Football Talk cited both in reporting that Gray had accepted an offer — and follows reports that Gray was in Nashville and interviewing for the position on Friday.
By bolting for the NFL's greener pastures, Gray will likely have made a very brief college tenure pay huge dividends. He was Texas' defensive backs coach for just 36 days, and might make $1 million or more per year in Nashville.
The quick college-to-pro move mimicks one made by Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards, who served as Florida's defensive coordinator for about a month in 2010 before returning to the NFL.