After coaching in some capacity for the Titans through the entirety of the franchise's tenure in Tennessee, Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak will have a definite agenda upon reporting for work on Monday night at LP Field in Nashville.
Finding the visitor's locker room.
"I have no idea where it is," Munchak admitted.
Once Munchak is able to locate that, it'll be business as usual in terms of preparing the Steelers' offensive linemen for their Monday Night Football assignment.
Coaching against the Titans will be an experience unlike any other in Munchak's long and decorated career. He played guard for the Houston Oilers from 1982-93—and for the quality of that playing career he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. The year after he retired as a player, 1994, Munchak began a stint coaching for the organization during which time he held the positions of offensive line coach and head coach.
His association with the Houston/Tennessee franchise ultimately lasted for 32 seasons through last season, his third and final season as the Titans' head coach.
"There are a lot of special people who work for the Titans organization," Munchak said. "I had the privilege to be a part of that organization for a long, long time. It's been a family atmosphere for me for a long time. On a personal note, it's going to be very difficult that way.
"I've never been through this experience as a player or coach because I was with the same group for so long, and spoiled that way. That's what makes it hard, the relationships I have with the people who are still working there."
The Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for the game against the Tennessee Titans.
Munchak went 22-26 in his three seasons as Tennessee's head coach.
"We didn't accomplish what we all wanted to accomplish," he said. "The business side, we understand that. It didn't work. You get so much time to get the job done; we didn't. We had a difference of opinion how to go forward and business is business."