Former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher has chosen to become the next head coach of the Rams, Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports.
Fisher was choosing between the Rams and Miami Dolphins, who he interviewed early last week. Fisher also interviewed with Rams owner Stan Kroenke in Denver and spent his Sunday at the Rams’ Earth City, Missouri facilities.
Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports that control over personnel was a deciding factor in Fisher’s decision, with the head coach willing to meet Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland halfway on personnel issues, but owner Stephen Ross wanting Ireland to be in charge of personnel.
The 53-year-old Fisher compiled a 142-120 regular season record and 5-6 post-season record with the Oilers/Titans from 1994-2010 before he was fired after last season. Under Fisher, the Titans went to the playoffs six times and won one AFC Championship Game, losing to the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999.