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Bud Adams wants to hire new Titans coach on the cheap

Tennessee Titans 2008 Headshots

NASHVILLE, TN - 2008: Bud Adams of the Tennessee Titans poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Getty Images)

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Whoever takes the new Titans head-coaching job should be prepared to be one of the lowest-paid head coaches in the NFL.

Terry McCormick of TitanInsider reports that the job will pay about $2.5 million a year. Good money for most of us, but a far cry from what Jeff Fisher was making: If Fisher had coached the 2011 season as planned, he would have made $6.5 million.

Titans owner Bud Adams paid Fisher a buyout and also owes former defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil about $1 million. With all the money Adams is paying to coaches who are no longer with the team, he’s not going to break the bank for a new coach.

Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak remains the favorite to land the job, while Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell are also candidates.