Reports: Titans interested in Hawks’ Quinn, Bevell
By Brent Stecker
The Tennessee Titans, who fired head coach Mike Munchak on Saturday, are reportedly interested in Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to replace him.
Quinn was listed as an early candidate by The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt on Saturday. Quinn has a connection with Titans general manager Ruston Webster, who was the Seahawks’ general manager when Quinn first joined the team as defensive line coach in 2009.
Quinn also interviewed for the Cleveland Browns’ head coaching vacancy on Wednesday, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
Both Quinn and Bevell have met with the Vikings about their open head coach position as well, according to Schefter.
Quinn, 43, has been an assistant coach in the college and pro ranks since 1994, the year after he finished his playing career at Salisbury State. His first foray into the NFL was as a defensive quality coach with San Francisco in 2001. Since then he has been defensive line coach with the Dolphins, Jets and Seahawks, and was the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at the University of Florida in 2011 and 2012. He returned to the Seahawks in 2013 to replace current Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley as the defensive coordinator.
Bevell, also 43, has been the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator since 2011. He was also the OC from 2006 to 2010 for the Vikings. He started in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, serving as an offensive assistant and then quarterbacks coach from 2000 to 2005.