Is Titans' Fisher interested in USC opening?
From Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean:
Pete Carroll's not even out the door at Southern Cal and already the rumor mill has cranked out Titans Coach Jeff Fisher's name as a possible replacement.
But don't bet on it happening.
Carroll looks like he could be a done deal in Seattle, where he'd replace Jim Mora, who was fired on Friday after a 5–11 season. Carroll has enjoyed enormous success at USC, but it might be time to get out. The Trojans have plummeted back to earth, and there's talk of NCAA sanctions on the horizon.
I figured it would only be a matter of time before Fisher's name came up, along with Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio. They both starred at USC, of course. College coaches like Mike Riley and Jim Harbaugh have already been named as potential candidates at USC as well.
But Fisher's not bolting back to college. He's not interested.
He loves the NFL, where he has a high-paying job, a 16-game season, and he doesn't have to recruit. He's in a perfect setup with General Manager Mike Reinfeldt and Senior Executive Vice President Steve Underwood in Nashville, and the backing of his owner.
Earlier this week, owner Bud Adams told The Tennessean Fisher's job is secure for at least the next two years, and possibly more.
Don't be surprised if you hear Fisher's name mentioned more in connection with the USC job in the coming days if Carroll does in fact leave. I understand why he'd be on the list.
But go ahead and scratch him off. It's not happening.