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In an unexpected development in what already has been a turbulent offseason in Tennessee, the Titans and Jeff Fisher, the NFL's longest-tenured head coach, are preparing to part ways, learned Thursday afternoon.

According to an NFL source close to the situation in Tennessee, the move could be announced as early as Friday, although it's uncertain if Fisher's departure will be termed a firing, a resignation or a mutual parting of ways.

Though information about Fisher's situation was scarce Thursday, it was confirmed by a league source that he will not return to coach the team in 2011, contrary to what was previously expected. Fisher was said to be in the process of negotiating the terms of his departure with Titans owner Bud Adams.

According to a league source, only Adams, Fisher, Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt and team general counsel Steve Underwood were aware of the finer details of Fisher's imminent departure early Thursday evening. Members of the Titans front office could not be reached for comment Thursday, but was in contact with a member of the Titans public relations staff, who could not confirm the news.

Fisher has been on the job with the Houston/Tennessee organization since being named interim head coach late in the 1994 season, and he was expected to return for a 17th full season this year. But Fisher's future with the team was considered somewhat tenuous given that he was entering the final year of his contract, and Adams did not decide to retain him until Jan. 7, five days after Tennessee closed out a disappointing 6-10 season -- the Titans' worst since 2005.

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Comment by Bettye on January 31, 2011 at 5:47pm
Mahogany,  I must say some of your comment was on time but the tone you use is down right disgusting there is a way to say how you feel without being insulting.  True Mr Fisher could care less how the fans feel about his preformance he still has fat pockets.  So when you read this I pray you are gentel.
Comment by maurice on January 31, 2011 at 10:00am
Good Coach...   LOL   end of an intelligent conversation with you
Comment by Melanie D Kilpatrick on January 28, 2011 at 10:39am
I am glad he is gone, maybe we can win some games now!
Comment by maurice on January 28, 2011 at 9:39am

Christmas in January.... and I thought Santa wasn't real... Good Riddance of the grossly inept coach!!!!!

Comment by Yolander Jackson on January 27, 2011 at 7:25pm
The Titans could have won the Super Bowl by now.Jeff has run the same old plays each seasons.Didn't learn anything from other teams.I don't know coaching,but if you want the ball to get down the field,you got to throw it.
Comment by Bettye on January 27, 2011 at 5:49pm
Well it's about time.  He get's paid a great salary and for this team to do so bad I feel it's time to clean house.

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