Jerry Gray, a former assistant in Tennessee, is a top candidate for the Titans' vacant defensive coordinator job, according to sources.
Gray is scheduled to interview with the team on Friday. He was a secondary coach with the Seattle Seahawks last year, then recently took a job with the University of Texas.
Gray knows Titans coach Mike Munchak from their time together on the staff. If hired, he could end up bringing former Texans defensive coordinator Frank Bush with him as linebackers coach. Saints assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones could be a possibility to replace Jim Washburn as defensive line coach.
Munchak was announced as Jeff Fisher's replacement on Monday, and has spent the week shaping the staff that will work beside him in 2011. He fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger and two other assistants on Tuesday and hired friend and former teammate Bruce Matthews to coach the offensive line on Thursday. Matthews had agreed to but not signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans.
Munchak was also forced to cross a possible offensive coordinator off his list when the Jets denied the Titans the chance to interview Bill Callahan, the former Oakland Raiders coach who currently serves as New York's offensive line coach.