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Titans hand Munchak the pink slip

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THE Tennessee Titans have fired Mike Munchak after three seasons as head coach and 31 years combined with the franchise as a player and coach.

The Titans confirmed the firing Saturday after holding meetings since they ended the season with a 7-9 record and a 16-10 win over Houston.

"The last week has been a difficult time trying to navigate through many issues to find the best resolution for this franchise moving forward," general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement. "Tough choices were presented to all sides and the end result was to part ways and move forward without Mike."

Webster now has to oversee this franchise's first coaching search since Munchak was hired in February 2011 and only the second since this team left Houston in 1997.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 5, 2014 B7

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