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Monday January 13th, 2014

Ken Whisenhunt is the new head coach of the Tennessee Titans. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Ken Whisenhunt will try to lead the Titans to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has accepted an offer to become the next coach of Tennessee Titans, the team announced Monday

Whisenhunt, 51, takes over for Mike Munchak who was fired on Jan. 4 after three seasons with the team. Whisenhunt was with the Chargers for only one season.

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“Ken is a well-respected coach in this league. I’m looking forward to seeing his vision become reality," said Titans CEO Tommy Smith.

He is 45-51 as an NFL head coach, spending six seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, leading them to two playoff berths and a Super Bowl appearance. Whisenhunt was rumored to be in line for the vacant Detroit Lions head coaching job.  

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