According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Bill Muir has told the team that he will retire.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, considering just last week Muir said in an interview that he intended to return to the team next season.
“Nobody talked to me,” Muir said Tuesday afternoon at the South squad’s practice session for the Senior Bowl. “I’m planning to coach, until somebody tells me differently”
Muir was reticent to say much more about the situation with Romeo Crennel’s coaching staff. He did acknowledge that he’s been told he will not be the offensive coordinator, but Crennel would like him to stay and coach the offensive line.
“It’s just of those things,” Muir said. “You go on every day and wait for them to tell you how we are going to move forward or if we are separating. It happens a lot in football.”
For the record coach, you want to continue to coach? “Yes” Muir said.
Do you want to stay with the Chiefs as offensive line coach? “Yes.”
Do you have a problem being just O-Line coach and not offensive coordinator? “No.”
That was on Jan. 24.
But apparently Muir changed his mind.
“I feel badly because they want me to stay,” Muir told Teicher. “I’m not leaving because of anything that has gone on or is going on or will go on with the Chiefs. This is a personal decision. It’s very personal. I’ve been denying myself a lot of things over the years but I’m at a point in my life where I want to do some other things.”
We wish Bill the best in his retirement.
Extra Point: Teicher also mentions that Chiefs QB coach Jim Zorn has interviewed for the vacant offensive coordinator position. Citing a source, Teicher says that Zorn will consider resigning should he not be offered the job.