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Chance Warmack calls out Titans' former line coach

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The Tennessee Titans' offensive line had some unrest behind the scenes over the past two seasons. Chance Warmack went public with the issue -- pointing a finger at Bob Bostad, the team's former line coach.

"I had one dude (coach) who played D-III football at linebacker," Warmack said during a roundtable discussion with Pete Prisco of CBS Sports. "And he's teaching me how to play offensive line? If there's nothing wrong with that, you tell me. I play offensive line. I don't play linebacker. I definitely didn't play D-III football.

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"Not knocking D-III schools out there. We're talking about the highest level of football in the world. And you have a guy who has never put his hand in the dirt teaching me how to block. You don't think there's anything wrong with that? I appreciate a coach who is open-minded to questions and comments. They don't want to hear a question that questions their philosophy. When they are closed-minded, it stunts the growth of the offensive lineman."

Bostad, a Ken Whisenhunt hire, was not retained when Titans coach Mike Mularkey had the interim tag removed from his name in January. Mularkey moved forward with Russ Grimm, a former lineman who was named to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bostad was a four-year starter for Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the 1980s. He now coaches tight ends and fullbacks for Northern Illinois.

We'll see if new leadership helps a Tennessee offensive line bolstered by the addition of Jack Conklin with the eighth overall pick. As for Warmack, he'll need a big season to prove he's still part of the future. The Titans declined to pick up his fifth-year option, making this a make-or-break year for the former 10th overall pick.

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