The Tennessee Titans named Jason Michael as the club's new offensive coordinator on Friday.
Michael comes over from the San Diego Chargers, where he worked last season under new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt, serving as tight ends coach.
“Jason really impresses me with his knowledge of the run and pass game and he was a big part of putting together our plans last year in San Diego,” Whisenhunt said. “He is very familiar with the offensive system that we want to implement here, which includes bits and pieces from a number of offensive systems. He is intelligent and a good communicator. He was responsible for presenting a couple of game-plan packages to our offense each week and he was impressive.”
While Michael will put together the game plans for the Titans each week, Whisenhunt will serve as the play-caller for Tennessee.
Still, Michael, who has 11 years of coaching experience, is excited about the opportunity to be an offensive coordinator for the first time. He also has ties to the area, as his wife is from Knoxville and he once coached at Western Kentucky.
“This is a great situation,” said Michael. “The opportunity to work with Whiz and follow him there to Tennessee is exciting both professionally and personally. In the one year working with Whiz, I learned a great deal and we worked really well together. His ability to create an offense that is built around the strengths of the players led to success for us in San Diego and it will be fun to come there and create an offense that is built around a new group of players. Nine years ago, this would have been the job I dreamed about – with my wife from Knoxville and going to school in Bowling Green (Kentucky) - an opportunity to come home to be the offensive coordinator for the Titans.”