The Titans and new head coach Brian Callahan continue their efforts to build a new staff in Tennessee today. After scheduling their first offensive coordinator interview yesterday, the Titans have requested to interview Dolphins associate head coach and running backs coach Eric Studesville for the job, as well, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Studesville worked wonders with what was originally seen as a below-average running backs room in 2023. Under Studesville, the league leader in rushing touchdowns, Raheem Mostert, and the league’s most electric rookie rusher, Devon Achane, helped elevate one of the league’s most explosive offenses all year. Further back, Studesville is often credited for the success seen by players like Tiki Barber in New York and Willis McGahee, Fred Jackson, and Marshawn Lynch in Buffalo.
At 56 years old, this would be Studesville’s first full offensive coordinator job in a long coaching career. Studesville spent the 2021 season as a co-offensive coordinator with Miami’s tight ends coach at the time, George Godsey, under then-head coach Brian Flores but reverted to his current title for the past two years. Since first entering the NFL as a coach in 1997, Studesville has coached for the Bears, Giants, Bills, Broncos, and Dolphins, often serving double duty with additional titles such as running game coordinator or assistant special teams coach.
During his time in Denver, Studesville worked on the same staff as Callahan from 2010-15, though Callahan was just an offensive assistant while Studesville was a position coach and, for a short time, interim head coach. With Callahan planning to call plays for the Titans, something he didn’t do as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator, Studesville’s inexperience with play-calling becomes less of a factor, as well.
So far, his only competition is Jaguars passing game coordinator Nick Holz, who is set to interview this Monday. Studesville’s connection to Callahan should give him a strong chance to earn his first full offensive coordinator position in the NFL.