Assistant head coach/quarterbacks Mike Heimerdinger is headed back to Tennessee.
The Titans hired Heimerdinger as their offensive coordinator on Thursday, one day after Head Coach Mike Shanahan gave Heimerdinger permission to interview with the Titans for the staff vacancy created by their dismissal of Norm Chow.
When Heimerdinger signed on as assistant head coach for the Broncos in February 2006, it marked a reunion as he had worked as wide receivers coach in Denver from 1995-99. His move to Tennessee is another reunion, as he worked as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2000-04 before spending a year with the New York Jets.
“Mike was at the top of my list and we are fortunate he was available to come back,” Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “We know each other very well and he is without a doubt the right person to help the offense take the next step.”
Heimerdinger’s departure is another jolt of change to the Broncos’ staff, which nine days earlier saw assistant head coach/defense Jim Bates step aside after he declined a move to linebackers coach after he oversaw the defense in 2007.