Ken Whisenhunt withdraws name from Georgia Tech job

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will remain with the team. He has also removed his name from consideration for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Football Coach vacancy.

Whisenhunt interviewed for the position on Monday. Shortly thereafter, Brian Finneran, a former NFL player, who works in the Atlanta, Georgia market, as a 680TheFan Sports Talk Commentator.


The 56-year-old has never been a college football head coach. If he’s hired, he would replace Paul Johnson, who retired following the conclusion of the regular season.

He has not coached in college football since 1996.

Whisenhunt has been the Chargers Offensive Coordinator since the 2016 season. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the Tennessee Titans head coach in 2014 and 2015.

He is 48-71 overall as a head coach. He went 3-20 with the Titans before being fired seven games into the 2015 season.

As the Arizona Cardinals head coach, he went 45-51 from 20007 through 2012. He had two winning seasons in six games, including a Super Bowl XLIII appearance at the end of the 2008 season when the Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2009, the team lost in the NFC Divisional Game in 2009 to the New Orleans Saints.

In between being the Titans and the Cardinals head coach, he spent one season as the San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator in 2013.

He spent the 2004 through 2006 seasons as the Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator. He also was the Steelers Tight Ends Coach from 2001 through 2003.

Whisenhunt was the New York Jets Special Teams Coach in 2000. He also was the Cleveland Browns Tight Ends Coach in 1999.

He also was the Baltimore Ravens Tight Ends Coach in 1997 and 1998. He began his coaching career as the H-Backs/Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach in 1995 and 1996.

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