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Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell to interview with Titans today

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While the Ravens hold their annual season review news conference this morning, offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will be interviewing today for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching vacancy.

The Ravens remain in a holding pattern with the coaching staff while waiting to see if Caldwell is hired for one of the available head coaching positions. Today will be Caldwell's third interview after previously meeting with the Detroit Lions last Friday and the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Caldwell's interviews have gone well, according to Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten.

If Caldwell gets a job, the Ravens would need a new offensive coordinator and possibly a new secondary coach because he's expected to bring Teryl Austin with him as defensive coordinator.

Wooten praised Newsome and Harbaugh for standing behind Caldwell as he seeks a head coaching job.

"The Ravens have been very supportive of Jim," Wooten told The Baltimore Sun last week following the Lions interview. "Jim has a great shot in Detroit, and they have stood behind him."

Caldwell won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts as an assistant coach while working with Peyton Manning, making nine consecutive playoff appearances and winning seven AFC South division titles. He reached a Super Bowl as a head coach, but lost to the New Orleans Saints.

Last season, Caldwell was promoted to offensive coordinator from quarterbacks coach when Cam Cameron was fired. Flacco delivered one of the top postseason performances in NFL history, with 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions in four playoff games.

This season, though, the Ravens slumped to 29th in total offense as Flacco threw a franchise-record 22 interceptions, and Ray Rice rushed for just 660 yards while dealing with hip and quadriceps injuries.

For each of his interviews, Caldwell has arrived with a detailed plan for improvement for the quarterbacks -- the Lions' Matthew Stafford, who participated in the Caldwell interview, and the Redskins' Robert Griffin III, who didn't attend the interview at team headquarters in Ashburn, Va.

Caldwell is expected to have a similar approach and background study for Titans quarterback Jake Locker.

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