The Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator's job is Jerry Gray's for the taking, according to what sources have told TitanInsider.
Gray just had to decide if jumping back to the NFL or remaining as defensive backs coach at the University of Texas is his preference.
Gray and new head coach Mike Munchak have already spoken, and the matter of whether he will be the Titans next defensive coordinator apparently boils down to what decision Gray wants to make.
Most of Gray's coaching experience lies on the NFL level, including being on the Oilers/Titans staff for four seasons before becoming defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills in 2001.
Still, the options for Gray to weigh include the fact that after several times trying to land a job back at his alma mater at the University of Texas, Gray could be leaving the program without coaching a single down. That no doubt would burn some bridges in Austin for Gray that he would prefer not to torch.
The other overriding factor that could keep Gray with the Longhorns is that with an impending work stoppage in the NFL, Gray would be leaving the security of a college coaching job in 2011 for the pro game where a lockout means either no paycheck or a reduced one until there is an agreement.