After a seven-year career as an as assistant coach in both college and the NFL, former Ohio State defensive end Mike Vrabel has been rewarded with a head coaching job, as he will be leading the Tennessee Titans next season.
Vrabel starred at Ohio State before playing four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, eight with the New England Patriots, and two with the Kansas City Chiefs. After retiring, he came back to Ohio State for three seasons to coach both the defensive lineman and linebackers.
He then left Ohio State to coach the Houston Texans linebackers, and was eventually named the defensive coordinator.
He now takes over a Titans team that made the playoffs this season, and even won a playoff game, but largely underachieved according to most due to the immense talent they have on their roster.
Vrabel will now be tasked with getting the most out of that talent as he looks to bring the Titans to the top of the AFC.
Vrabel is the fourth former Ohio State player to ever become an NFL head coach, joining Sid Gillman, Gary Moeller, and Dick LeBeau.