Well, here we go again.
After word first surfaced Friday that Texas defensive backs coach Jerry Gray was back in the mix for the defensive coordinator job of the Tennessee Titans, which was preceded by a fan/booster appearance that led some to believe he was staying in Austin, it appears that, yet again, Mack Brown is looking to fill a hole on his coaching staff.
Both OrangeBloods.com and TitanInsider.com are reporting that Gray has accepted the coordinator job with the Titans. Gray interviewed for the position on Friday in Nashville, and was reportedly offered at least $1 million annually by the NFL club.
He was slated to make just over $400,000 in his first season back at his alma mater.
If the reports are correct, Gray’s “tenure” with the ‘Horns will last a whopping 26 days. Gray was hired Jan. 17, moving from the Seattle Seahawks back to the place where he was an All-American defensive back.
UPDATED 7:24 p.m. ET: The Titans have confirmed Gray will be their next coordinator. Here’s the Texas-related portion of Gray’s statement on his new job:
“I also want to thank Coach Brown and University of Texas. I know the timing of this isn’t ideal, but this was something that I couldn’t turn down.”