Titans promote QB coach Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have promoted Craig Johnson to assistant head coach and running backs coach.

Johnson takes over for Kennedy Pola, who left the Titans for Southern California on Saturday, just five months after being hired. Pola's departure prompted the Titans to sue Southern California and Trojans coach Lane Kiffin for interfering with Pola's contract a week before training camp.

Johnson is in his 11th season with the Titans and has worked as quarterbacks coach for the past eight seasons, tutoring several standouts, including Steve McNair, Kerry Collins and Vince Young.

Dowell Loggains, who has spent the last two seasons as quality control for offense, will coach quarterbacks, and offensive assistant Richie Wessman will handle quality control.