On OC candidates McNulty and Michael

January, 15, 2014
Jan 15
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tuesday I reported former Buccaneers quarterback coach John McNulty was close to becoming Ken Whisenhunt’s offensive coordinator.

Wednesday Chris Mortensen reports that Chargers tight ends coach Jason Michael is in line for the post.

McNulty is not under contract, so the Titans can get him without anyone else’s permission. San Diego doesn't have to allow Michael to move on, and such permission is the exception, not the rule in the NFL.

A bit on both of them:

Michael: Quarterbacked a national championship team in 2002 at Division I-AA Western Kentucky and began his coaching career at the University of Tennessee as a graduate assistant in 2003-04. He also coached at the school in 2008.

His resume as an NFL coach: Oakland Raiders, quality control, 2005; New York Jets, quality control, quarterbacks, tight ends, 2006-07; San Francisco 49ers, quarterbacks, 2009-10, San Diego Chargers, tight ends, 2011-present.

A bio from the Chargers.

McNulty: Coached receivers for three years and quarterbacks for one under Whisenhunt in Arizona. In addition to Larry Fitzgerald, he coached Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell in Jacksonville. He was a quality control coach for the Jaguars in 1999, when the Jaguars lost three games all season, all to Tennessee.

His resume as an NFL coach: Jacksonville Jaguars, quality control, receiver, 1998-2002; Dallas Cowboys, wide receivers, 2003; Arizona Cardinals, quarterbacks, receivers, 2009-12; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterbacks, 2013.

A bio from when he was with the Cardinals.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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