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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Statement from Tommy Smith

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans just issued the following statement from president and CEO Tommy Smith:

"Let me start by saying that I have the utmost respect for Mike Munchak and what he has meant to this franchise as a player, position coach and head coach. He is one of the most genuine people I have ever known and he will always be a large part of our history, which I am thankful for. We had a number of discussions and meetings as an organization since the season ended, including the all-day meeting yesterday, and those discussions continued into today. Ultimately, we decided it was best to move in different directions.
As I told him, we appreciate his efforts as head coach and I think he helped us progress as a team. We will start the process of finding that person immediately and Ruston Webster will lead that search for us.”