The Tennessee Titans took their coaching search on the road to San Diego, with Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt preparing for a divisional playoff game.
The Titans confirmed Saturday morning that they finished interviewing Whisenhunt on Friday night. The team plane is scheduled to return to Nashville on Saturday.
Whisenhunt started coaching as an assistant at Vanderbilt. He spent six seasons as Arizona's head coach, where he went 45-51 including the Cardinals' first Super Bowl berth in 2009. He was fired by Arizona on Dec. 31, 2012, after finishing 5-11. He also was offensive coordinator for Pittsburgh between 2004 and 2006.
With the Chargers playing at Denver on Sunday, the Titans flew to California for the interview.
Whisenhunt, 51, reportedly interviewed Thursday with Detroit, and he is expected to meet with Cleveland on Saturday after interviewing with the Browns twice last year before they hired Rob Chudzinski. Asked about three interviews in three days plus preparing for a playoff game, Whisenhunt said Thursday it was not hard.
"It's a playoff game," Whisenhunt said. "That's where the focus has been. Anything outside of that has been secondary."
Whisenhunt interviewed with the Detroit Lions on Thursday and remains the clear front-runner to become their next head coach. A person close to the talks told NFL.com.
The Titans are one of four NFL teams still looking for a new coach after firing Mike Munchak after three seasons on Jan. 4.
Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer has become the fourth candidate to interview for the Miami Dolphins' job of general manager. Farmer oversaw the Browns' scouting departments.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times