Titans hire RBs coach Pola to replace Byner

The Titans hired running backs coach Kennedy Pola from the AFC South rival Jaguars on Monday.

Pola replaces Earnest Byner, who was fired over the weekend. Byner spent two seasons on the Titans’ staff.

Pola spent the last five seasons in Jacksonville, and Fred Taylor (2008) and Maurice Jones-Drew (2010) earned Pro Bowl honors during the coach’s time there. The Jaguars also totaled the third-most rushing yards in the NFL over that time.

“Kennedy is a fine coach, and I am very much looking forward to working with him to see the contributions that he can add to our staff,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement released by the team. “He did a great job with the running backs down in Jacksonville and he had an instrumental role in their run game.”

Pola has 18 years of coaching experience, including 12 seasons as a college coach and one year with the Browns (2004).

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