Mike Munchak refused to fire staff for Titans extension, per report

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Munchak was offered a multi-year extension on the condition he make over his staff of assistants.

The Tennessee Titans offered Mike Munchak a conditional contract extension prior to firing him, but the coach did not like the terms and turned down the offer, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

Munchak, who was fired on Saturday after three seasons with Tennessee, was reportedly offered up to a two-year extension by team president Tommy Smith if he agreed to terminate a specified number of his staff.

The organization wanted a dramatic shakeup after a 7-9 season. Wyatt reports that Munchak was asked to fire at least a half dozen of his assistants, including offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, offensive line coach Bruce Matthews and linebackers coach Chet Parlavecchio. Matthews and Parlavecchio were close personal friends of Munchak's.

Munchak went 22-26 with the Titans, failing to make the playoffs in all three seasons.

According to ESPN, Munchak is scheduled to interview for the head coaching position at Penn State, a void left by Bill O'Brien's departure to the Houston Texans.

More from SB Nation NFL

SB Nation's 2014 NFL playoff coverage and brackets

Kelly: Watch for these signature plays during Wild Card weekend

Super Bowl odds for every possible matchup | NFL coaching tracker

2014 NFL mock draft: Offseason planning begins for 20 teams

Death of a football player: Helmet-to-helmet hit killed Derek Sheely

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.