Titans hire Jim Skipper as new running backs coach

Mike Munchak has filled yet another spot on the Tennessee

coaching staff, hiring Jim Skipper as his running backs

assistant.

The Titans announced the hiring Friday a couple hours after

introducing new offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.

Skipper spent the past nine seasons coaching running back with

the Carolina Panthers, including 2009 when both DeAngelo Williams

and Jonathan Stewart became the first duo of teammates to each rush

for more than 1,000 yards. Williams finished third in the NFL with

a franchise-record 1,515 yards rushing in 2008.

Munchak says he thinks Skipper has the ability to take Chris

Johnson’s game to a new level.

Skipper has coached 23 seasons in the NFL with nine more in

college.