Fisher has finally spilled the beans about his future plans, telling people that he doesn’t want to get back to coaching right away, and is quoted per Pro Football Weekly as saying he won’t talk about returning to the sidelines till January.
Former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said he would not think about returning to coaching until January.
Fisher, who remains involved with the NFL as a nonvoting member of the competition committee, said in regards to looking for his next job, “That’s going to be a January thing. That’s next year. I don’t think much about it. I don’t pay much attention to it,” according to The Associated Press and NFL.com.
Fisher will also take the time out of coaching to watch his youngest son, who will be playing for Auburn in the fall.
Fisher’s 11th annual charity softball game in Nashville is still taking place on Saturday night, and former and current Titans will join him for the event.
January of course is when a number of coaching positions in the league will come open, as that’s usually when teams start to can coaches after bad seasons. Some teams that could be looking for coaches in 2012:
Jacksonville (Jack Del Rio)
Miami (Tony Sparano)
Cincinnati (Marvin Lewis)
Oakland (Hue Jackson – after all, why not?!)
There’s more out there that would look to upgrade with a coach like Fisher, who has proven over the years in Tennessee that he doesn’t need the most talent in the league to get a team to the postseason.