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Former Titans Coach Mike Munchak To Interview With Lions Friday


Former Titans coach Mike Munchak is scheduled to interview Friday with the Detroit Lions regarding their head-coaching vacancy, league sources told Ed Werder of ESPN.

Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt remains the front-runner to be the next coach of the Lions, who fired Jim Schwartz last week following a 7-9 season.

Munchak was fired Saturday after his third season with the Titans, who also went 7-9. A Hall of Fame offensive lineman, Munchak spent 31 years as either a player or coach with the Titans franchise.

Munchak will be accompanied at the Lions interview by former Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, sources told Werder.

Loggains also is scheduled to interview Wednesday with the New York Giants for their offensive coordinator job and is being sought after by other NFL head coaching candidates who want to include him as part of their projected staffs.

League sources said that Munchak declined the Titans’ offer of a multiyear contract extension contingent on more than a dozen firings and demotions on his coaching staff.

Munchak, 53, already has interviewed for the coaching vacancy at his alma mater, Penn State, a source told ESPN.

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