Ex-Titans GM to interview with Seahawks

Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10:57pm

Former Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese will interview for that same position with the Seattle Seahawks according to NFL.com.

Reese, who spent 21 years in the Titans organization, including helping to oversee the most successful run in team history as GM from 1994-2006, is currently a senior advisor with the New England Patriots, who were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday in a 33-14 loss to Baltimore.

Reese’s contract was not renewed after the 2006 season, and he was eventually replaced by Mike Reinfeld, who ironically, was in the Seahawks front office.

During his time with the franchise, Reese drafted three rookies of the year in Eddie George, Jevon Kearse and Vince Young, and also was general manager during the team’s only Super Bowl in 1999.

The Seahawks have cleaned house, letting go of general manager Tim Ruskell and firing head coach Jim Mora, Jr. this week and are on the verge of hiring Pete Carroll of Southern Cal as head coach.

7 Comments on this post:

By: wayneCaluger on 1/11/10 at 12:31

I'm surprised the other very important part of this rumor is missing, that being USC is talking to Jeff Fisher as Pete Carroll replacement should he take the Seahawks job. As a USC alumni Jeff Fisher is said to be at the top of USC list.

I have to think that Fisher is seriously considering it based on a phone call this weekend. A friend ran into Coach Fisher twice since the rumor surfed. Not knowing about the rumor they called wanting to know if I knew any reason Fisher looked like he had not slept in a couple of days and was going out-of-his way to avoid engaging in any conversation. He was not responding to"how are you doing', hello or anything that might trigger a conversation.

Sounds to me he is weighing something very heavy and we should know in a few days if it's an offer from USC to come back. Would not be the first NFL coach to go back to their University.

By: TITAN1 on 1/11/10 at 12:44

My reasons why coach Fisher will not take the USC job.
Two years left on current contract.
USC is facing sanctions
He loves Nashville.
He wants to lead the Titans to another Super Bowl.

By: jwk6179 on 1/11/10 at 1:16

I think Jeff Fisher were to ever leave the Titans, I think it would be for another NFL Head Coaching position, not college. Jeff Fisher has been a coach on the NFL level since he retired as a players in the mid 80s. I don't think he has ever coached on the college level, so how would he do with recruting?

By: TITAN1 on 1/11/10 at 1:24

This from espn.com

USC was targeting Oregon State coach Mike Riley to replace Pete Carroll, but he has agreed to a three-year extension with Oregon State. So USC will now turn their attention to a handful of other candidates.
Assistant Rumors

* Sources tell the L.A. Daily News' Scott Wolf that AD Mike Garrett would like former offensive coordinator Norm Chow, now at UCLA, back in Troy and that former assistant Ed Orgeron would like to rejoin the staff in some capacity. Both are now possibilities, with Jeremy Bates accepting the offensive coordinator job alongside Pete Carroll in Seattle, and Ken Norton Jr. following Carroll as linebackers coach.

Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher is USC's second choice, Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported Saturday on NBC. Garrett tried to hired Fisher twice -- once in 1997 and again in 2001. But King said the uncertainty at USC (the university president is retiring in August, and his replacement may want to hire his own AD) is a turn off to Fisher. So Fisher, the NFL's longest-tenured coach, is expected to remain with the Titans.

By: wayneCaluger on 1/11/10 at 5:41

So Fisher, the NFL's longest-tenured coach, is expected to remain with the Titans. Good news on this end

My reasons why coach Fisher will not take the USC job.
Two years left on current contract. True as it may be Bud gave Fisher an out when he openly dictated in the News Media who he wanted to start. Had Bud wanted to protect his contract with Fisher he should have verbally stated his desire behind close doors.

From a legal perspective never go on record against terms in a legal contract and from just good business perspective never embarrasses your coach by making him eat his words, be he right or wrong.

So how would he do with recruting? I think that would something Fisher could do very well, perhaps one of his strongest suits. He speaks and carries himself well and as a recruit hoping to make it in the NFL playing for someone who has both played and coached in the NFL should turn some young heads.

The next few days should tell. I would have thought Norm Chow would have been first, but perhaps going to UCLA has branded him as a USC traitor.

By: TITAN1 on 1/11/10 at 7:34

Yes, Mr Adams did say through the media that he wanted VY to start. Do we really know coach Fisher had an "Out"? I know the rumor was out there but did anyone with real knowledge say that was in his contract?

By: wayneCaluger on 1/12/10 at 9:45

Yes he has an out in his contract regarding it is he and only he who makes the decision on who starts or not, who gets cut or sent up and down to the scout team.

Regardless, if he wants the USC all he has to do is resign. His contract only prohibits him from taking another coaching job in the NFL and talking to another NFL team without the Titans permission.

Now there may be a pay cut, but college coach's today make big bucks. Wall Street Journal: Many of the highest paid college officials are athletic coaches Mack Brown at Texas yearly salary is $1,540,000 a year plus $1,520,000 in "other income" with a maximum bonus yearly bonus of $850,00. Pete Carroll USC salary $4,386, 652 with no other income or bonus listed. Fishers reported salary is $5, 500,000.While that's a million under Carroll there are ways to get his income up via TV shows and so on.

Will see how it shakes out!