Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 1/3/12

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans on the field in the game with the Houston Texans on November 23, 2009 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Titans won 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

In a day filled with the removal of several head coaches and front office types, it’s no surprise that Jeff Fisher has emerged as the hottest commodity on the coaching circuit.

Not Jon Gruden, who’s contractually committed to ESPN and his peers on Monday Night Football. Not Bill Cowher, who’s apparently content with his cushy studio gig at CBS. Not even Brian Billick, who already pulled himself out of the running for at least one job.

It’s Fisher, the man who spent nearly two decades prowling the sidelines in Tennessee, and now wants to return to the NFL.

With a possible five teams in the market for a new coach, Fisher will essentially get to handpick his next residence. It appears he’s chosen the Midwest.

Kevin Acee, who covers the Chargers for the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports that Fisher becoming the Rams’ next coach “is all but certain” to happen. Acee also knows for “fact” that Chargers GM A.J. Smith, if he became available, would be the front-runner to take over the same position in St. Louis.

The Rams, following a 2-14 finish this season, cleaned house Monday morning, firing GM Billy Devaney and head coach Steve Spagnaulo.

So, the need is there, and it’d be a great reunion two longtime friends, but there’s just one snag: Smith may be safe with the Bolts, who now appear resigned to hang onto he and HC Norv Turner.

In all likelihood, Fisher, if the interest is genuine, would still be hired by the Rams, and rather quickly if he’s indeed the frontrunner.

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