Byner to interview for Titans running backs coach

Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 1:08pm

INDIANAPOLIS _ Former Cleveland Browns running back Earnest Byner will interview on Friday for the Tennessee Titans running backs coach position.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the interview on Thursday.

The Titans are looking for a replacement for Sherman Smith, who left after 13 seasons with the team to become the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator.

“There is the potential that I’ll interview one, maybe two college running backs coaches, and a couple of guys that have a lot of experience [in the NFL]. I am going to interview Earnest Byner on Friday,” Fisher said.

Byner, 45, coached with the Baltimore Ravens from 1998-2003 and has spent the past three seasons with the Redskins as running backs coach. He was left without a job there once new coach Jim Zorn was hired and brought in Stump Mitchell to coach running backs.

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