Tommy Smith's decision next week also will depend on the input of general manager Ruston Webster, who is presumed to be safe after working alongside Munchak since 2011 to produce an underwhelming 21-26 record.
"I think there would be a discussion on 'Does (Webster) see it the same way I do?'" Munchak said this week, per The Tennessean. "I am sure not everything would be on the same page, but that's pretty much impossible on trying to figure out how to do it among coaches and players and other things you have to do. But I don't know why we'd be far off."
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"I obviously feel very good about the future -- not very good about right now," Munchak said. "... (But) I think there's a lot less to do, and I think if we do the right things, this team is going to be very good next year."
Asked if he likes his chances of sticking around, Munchak sounded like a guy whose fate will be controlled by other men, saying: "If we are all on the same page, we go for it. And if not, then obviously there's changes made."
In short, stay tuned in Tennessee.