UT assistant to NFL picks up steam

Word came out on Monday that new Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak was interested in new Texas defensive backs coach Jerry Gray as his defensive coordinator, and now, it looks like those talks have progressed.

According to a report in The Tennessean, Munchak has lined up Gray for an interview.

All it would take for Gray to make it go away is release a statement of commitment to Texas, but his silence makes it clear that this is an opportunity he has to seriously consider, and the reasons are obvious. A position coach in college, even if it's at your alma mater and a dream job, can't really compete with a coordinator in the NFL.

Gray, if eventually offered, clearly has a difficult decision to make, and if he chooses to stay at Texas, it'll have to be because he really, really wants to be there.