The Tennessee Titans are keeping Mike Mularkey as their coach.

The man who handled the final nine games after the team fired Ken Whisenhunt this season was chosen Saturday, just hours after the Titans wrapped up their fourth and final interview for the job.

Tennessee interviewed Mularkey; former Buffalo coach Doug Marrone; Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin; and finished the process by midday Saturday by talking with Titans defensive coordinator, Ray Horton.

The last NFL team with a head coach position to fill chose not to wait around for more candidates, instead joining the other six teams who all decided to hire offensive coaches for their openings.

Mularkey, a Vikings tight end from 1983-88, becomes the 18th coach for this franchise overall, and Tennessee's third since Jeff Fisher left in January 2011. He previously had two seasons in charge with Buffalo and one in Jacksonville. He is 18-39 — only 4-21 over his past 25 games — with the Jaguars and Titans.


•A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press that Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is no longer with the team. New head coach Hue Jackson, who spent the past two seasons as Cincinnati's offensive coordinator, is expected to call the Browns' plays next season.

•The Colts hired former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin as their offensive line coach.