NFL Coaching Update: Dan Quinn the Top Choice for Tennessee Titans

NFL coaching updates, Dan Quinn
Oct 6 2012 Gainesville FL USA Dan Quinn talks to players on the bench during the third quarter against the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Jake Roth USA TODAY Sports

Last season, the outstanding Seahawks defense landed then-coordinator Gus Bradley a head coaching gig with the Jacksonville Jaguars. And Bradley’s successor could be following in his footsteps yet again.

According to to, Seattle’s first-year defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is the top candidate to ┬áreplace Mike Munchak in Tennessee.

The report also indicates Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt remain in contention.

As reported on Thursday, Mike Zimmer remains the favorite to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles are the frontrunners to replace Leslie Frazier, reported.

For Vikings fan wondering about Zimmer, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune profiled the longtime coordinator, stating what they can expect should Zimmer take over.

The Cleveland Browns have been scheduling interviews with some of college football’s biggest names, including Bob Stoops of Oklahoma. But the team will also reportedly sit down with Whisenhunt, who is considered the favorite to land the Detroit Lions gig. Whisenhunt is set to interview with the Browns Saturday.

One college coach that has been connected to the Browns is Jim Tressel. The former Ohio State head coach has not been contacted by the Browns nor any other NFL team, but did not go as far as to say he wouldn’t be interested in a n NFL coaching job.

Former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, who was a candidate for the Redskins, Titans and Browns job, has decided to stay in the college ranks, and instead of moving to the NFL has become the head coach at Penn State. He replaces Bill O’Brien, who replaced Gary Kubiak as the head man of the Houston Texans.

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