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Antonio Pierce interviewing for Titans head coach job this weekend

Interim head coach reportedly a candidate for Tennessee Titans’ job

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UPDATED January 12 at 6:41 a.m.:

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce will interview for the Tennessee Titans head-coaching job this weekend, according to NFL Media. So, Pierce has an open mind about his future.

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In a move that may prompt Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis to hasten his coaching search, the franchise know has competition for interim head coach Antonio Pierce.

Impressed by his style and his 5-4 record to finish the season, the Tennessee Titans have asked for permission to interview Pierce for their open head-coaching job according to NFL Media.

The Titans fired coach Mike Vrabel on Tuesday and are starting the process of beginning the interview process.

Pierce is considered a favorite to be get the Raiders’ job. Speculation persists that he is a favorite along with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. While the Raiders have reportedly set up interviews with six candidates for the open general manager job, there has been no reports this week about coaching candidates.

If the Titans are serious about Pierce and Davis wants him, he may have to move quickly.

It was speculated by NFL Media on Tuesday that Pierce may not get interest elsewhere partly because he bought into the Raiders’ persona so much since taking over for the fired Josh McDaniels. Clearly, though, the Titans are intrigued by him.

In addition to the Raiders and Titans openings, there are five other jobs currently open in the NFL. They are the Chargers, Panthers, Commanders, Falcons and Seahawks.

It will be interesting to see if Pierce gets more interest.