Matthews sees 'opportunity of a lifetime'

A quarter of the franchise’s Pro Football Hall of Famers are now part of the Tennessee Titans' brain trust.

New coach Mike Munchak has replaced himself as offensive line coach with Bruce Matthews, who’s been working as an assistant line coach with the Texans.

“I am very excited that we were able to work out something with Bruce,” Munchak said in the team-issued announcement. “He is a great friend, but he also is a great coach. It should be an easy transition for him and our players. The system is one that Bruce is familiar with and he will be able to pick up where I left off and make the group his own. I also believe the group could benefit from a new voice in the room. He has paid his dues as an assistant coach and is ready for this opportunity.”

Said Matthews: “For me this is an opportunity of a lifetime. It is such a unique opportunity to work with Mike because I think he will do a great job. It is just one of those things I couldn’t pass up. Anyone who knows me knows how much I like spending time in Houston. For me to leave there and take this job, it shows you how much this means to me. I also will have the opportunity to coach my son which is very special. I want to thank the Houston Texans for giving me my first chance to coach and I appreciate all they did for me.”

Kevin Matthews was an undrafted free agent who spent time on the practice squad in 2010 before being promoted to the 53-man roster.