After winter weather delayed the hiring process, Titans general manager Jon Robinson began interviewing candidates to become the team’s next head coach in earnest Thursday, sitting down with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, according to a league source. The Titans are also planning to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, according to league sources, after firing Mike Mularkey on Monday.
The Titans' playoff run has limited their ability to interview several top candidates for the vacant head coaching position, including Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, because of a widely misunderstood timing mechanism, the workings of which The Tennessean has confirmed with both the Titans and the NFL. The Titans cannot interview any assistant coaches on teams still playing until after their seasons have concluded.
Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau likely “would be comfortable retiring if it doesn't work out in Tennessee," but is taking a “wait and see” approach to the Titans’ coaching search and whether he's asked to return before making any decision about next season, according to a source with direct knowledge of his thinking. The Hall of Fame former defensive back, who turned 80 in September, just completed his 59th consecutive season as a player or coach in the NFL.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".