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Lowry fired by Titans

Alan Lowry, the man who designed the most famous play in Tennessee Titans history, is out as the team's special teams coach after 14 years in that position and 17 years with the franchise.

Lowry designed the “Home Run Throwback” play that became known as the Music City Miracle that helped Tennessee defeat the Buffalo Bills in the 1999 AFC playoffs on the way to the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance.

There had been speculation last year that Lowry would retire after the 2012 season, but instead the Titans let him go.

Assistant special teams coach Chet Parlavecchio is expected to be promoted to take his place as the special teams coach with the Titans adding a new person in the assistant special teams coach role.

Lowry is the fourth coach reportedly to be let go by the Titans since the end of the season, though the franchise has yet to confirm any of the moves. Others who have been fired include running backs coach Jim Skipper, linebackers coach Frank Bush and tight ends coach John Zernhelt.

The club also never confirmed the dismissal of COO Mike Reinfeldt immediately after the season.

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