Over the last 24 hours, there have been countless reports about where Minnesota offensive line coach and running game coordinator Ed Warinner will be by the start of the 2018 football season.
First, Football Scoop reported on Saturday that Warinner accepted a position to join Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff at Michigan. However, on Sunday afternoon, Football Scoop reported that Warinner was a strong candidate to join the staff of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Less than an hour after this report, a tweet by Shawn Dunagan of WBNS-10TV in Columbus claimed that Warinner had accepted a position with the Titans.
Shortly after Dunagan’s tweet, several reporters took to Twitter and refuted the reports that Warinner had joined the Titans. Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch and Bill Landis of cleveland.com were among the reporters to deny Warinner going to the Titans.
Dunagan has since deleted his initial tweet.
Here are Rabinowitz’s and Landis’ tweets, respectively:
Ed Warinner just told me he has not been offered the Titans job, so clearly he has not accepted something that hasn't been offered.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) January 21, 2018
Been told that reports of Ed Warinner accepting a job on Mike Vrabel's Tennessee Titans coaching staff, as of now, are not true
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) January 21, 2018
Wall to Wall Sports also confirmed that Warinner has not accepted a position with the Titans.
As of now, the Ed Warinner news to the Titans is no longer confirmed.
— Wall to Wall Sports (@W2WSports) January 21, 2018
If Warinner does end up joining the Titans staff, he will be reunited with Mike Vrabel, who was hired as the new head coach of the Titans on Saturday. The two worked together on Ohio State’s coaching staff from 2012-13.
As of now, Warinner is still a member of Michigan’s staff.