Titans set up interview with Lions’ Teryl Austin

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Pro Football Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A person familiar close to the situation says Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has an interview with Tennessee on Friday for the Titans’ head coaching job.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team will not confirm candidates until after interviews are completed.

Austin already has interviewed with Miami, Cleveland, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Miami hired Adam Gase, and Cleveland hired Hue Jackson on Wednesday.

Among five teams still needing to hire a head coach, the Titans are looking for their third since Jeff Fisher left in January 2011. Ken Whisenhunt, hired in January 2013, was fired Nov. 3 after going 3-20 with Tennessee. Mike Mularkey, who went 2-7 as interim head coach, reportedly will interview to keep the job Thursday.

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AP Sports Writer Larry Lage contributed to this report.

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