Jeff Fisher is the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, according to an ESPN.com report.
With his return to coaching, Fisher has an opportunity to become the fifth man to lead two different franchises to the Super Bowl.
Dick Vermeil lost in his only appearance with the Philadelphia Eagles (Super Bowl XV) but 19 years later coached the Rams to a 23-16 victory over Fisher and the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Don Shula lost Super Bowl III with the Baltimore Colts but won twice in five subsequent trips as coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Coincidentally, Fisher had offers from both the Rams and the Miami Dolphins, according to numerous reports.
The others who did it were Mike Holmgren, who was 1-1 with Green Bay and lost in his return with Seattle, and Dan Reeves, who lost three times with Denver and then again with Atlanta.
The trend this offseason has been for teams to hire coaches who have been in that position previously, even if they were not terribly successful.
In recent days Kansas City stuck with Romeo Crennel, its interim coach for the final three games of the season, and Jacksonville hired Mike Mularkey. Crennel was 24-40 in four seasons with Cleveland (2005-08) . Mularkey was 14-18 in two seasons as head coach with Buffalo (2004-05).
Their experience pales in comparison to Fisher’s, the all-time winningest coach in Oilers/Titans history. He went 147-126 (a .538 winning percentage) in 16-plus seasons beginning with the final six contests of 1994.
He is the only coach to take the Oilers/Titans to the Super Bowl but has not had a playoff victory since 2003. His all-time playoff record with Tennessee was 5-6.
He replaces Steve Spagnuo, who was 10-38 in three seasons, including 2-14 this season.
The Rams also are in search of a general manager. They interviewed current Titans vice president of football operations Lake Dawon on Tuesday.
Fisher and Dawson worked together for four years with the Titans before Fisher was fired nearly a year ago.