On Saturday, the Tennessee Titans announced the hiring of former Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel as their head coach.
Vrabel has been coaching the Texans for the past four years, and just recently became their defensive coordinator in 2017.
“Throughout his football career, he has played for, been mentored by and coached with successful teams and organizations. He knows what it takes to reach that level of sustained success — he has seen it first-hand,” said Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk in a statement released by the team. “We have a chance to build on the solid foundation that we established over the past couple of years and I believe Mike is the right person to continue that progress.”
Vrabel began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but excelled as a part of the New England Patriot’s defense. He has a long history of playing for and coaching sucessful teams, winning three titles with the Patriots. After retiring from the game, he went on to coach Ohio State before going back to the NFL in 2014 as a coach in Houston.
“This is an incredible opportunity and one I have been preparing for my entire football life…,” said Vrabel in a press release. “… We want to build a culture around winning, competitiveness and toughness. Everything we do is going to be geared towards winning and being physical. We want to prepare our players so they know what to do, which will allow them to play fast and aggressive.”
The Titans plan to officially introduce Vrabel as their new head coach at a news conference Monday at Saint Thomas Park.
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