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Tennessee Titans name Mike Vrabel head coach

A former Ohio State Buckeye has been given the reins in Tennessee.

NFL: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As we head into conference championship week in the NFL, the head coaching carousel is still heating up. One of those open HC spots belonged to the Tennessee Titans.

That spot is no longer vacant, as the Titans have found their guy in former Ohio State Buckeye defensive lineman Mike Vrabel.

Prior to being named the Titans head coach, Vrabel spent time on the Houston Texans staff, a role he’s held from 2014-18. In 2014, he was named the linebacker coach—a title he held until 2016, when he was promoted to defensive coordinator.

Before his stops in the NFL, Vrabel was on the Ohio State Buckeyes coaching staff. In 2011, he was the linebackers coach under Jim Tressel. When Urban Meyer came to town in 2012, Vrabel pivoted to the D-line coach.

Vrabel has had a successful playing career in both college and the NFL. At Ohio State, he was named a consensus All-American during his senior campaign in 1996. In the NFL, he won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.