Titans executive vice president Steve Underwood went out of his way Monday to say new coach Mike Munchak has broad leeway with regard to his staff, so long as it fits a budget.
But the man who’s boss to both of them didn’t exactly echo the sentiment.
"I told Mike just get who you want and I'll pay the bill," Bud Adams told Mark Berman.
Adams said the idea of Bruce Matthews, an offensive line assistant with the Texans who could be named Munchak’s replacement as Tennessee’s offensive line coach as early as Wednesday, “would be kind of great.”
Munchak and Matthews are the closest of friends and presented each other when they were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"Mike told me he wanted Bruce badly,” Adams said.
Berman also reports that former defensive coordinator Frank Bush will interview with Munchak for the Titans linebacker coach job.
Dave McGinnis is still in the post under a one-year deal he got from Jeff Fisher before Fisher and the Titans parted ways.
Munchak fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger and two low-ranking assistantsTuesday and is clearly considering further moves.
There is a scenario where Bush is hired to coach linebackers and McGinnis is retained as assistant head coach/defense, Jim Wyatt reports.