Former Falcons wide receiver coach Terry Robiskie is joining the Tennessee Titans as their new offensive coordinator, he confirmed on Wednesday.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey said the team would interview three candidates on Monday and that Tennessee’s former offensive coordinator Jason Michael would be the quarterbacks coach. Robiskie, who’s interviewing prospective coaches for his staff, was not available for comment tonight.
Robiskie worked closely with Mularkey, when he was the Falcons offensive coordinator from 2008 to 2011. Mularkey often gave Robiskie credit for some of his play calls and in-game adjustments during his tenure with the Falcons.
Robiskie, 61, who played at LSU and in the NFL, is a long-time and highly respected coach. Despite his long track record of success he’s been passed over for head coaching jobs. He served as the Falcons assistant head coach during 2013 and 2014.
He’s helped develop wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones with the Falcons.
In 2013, with White and Jones injured, Robiskie coaxed a 1,000-yard receiving season out of Harry Douglas, who led the Falcons in receptions (85) and receiving yards (1,067) with two touchdowns. Robiskie will be reunited with Douglas, who now plays for Tennessee.
Robiskie has stints as offensive coordinator and interim head coach on two occasions during his time in the NFL.
Robiskie has also coached with Miami, Cleveland, Washington and with the Los Angeles Raiders, where the team made seven playoff appearances, won four division titles and defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII during Robiskie’s tenure.
Falcons offensive assistant coach Mike McDaniel was the receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2014 and knows the passing system operated by coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He also was the wide receivers coach with Washington in 2013 and was an offensive assistant there from 2011 to 12.
McDaniel, who played at Yale, also coached at Houston and Denver.