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Jeff Fisher Is 'Rested and Recharged'

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It's been almost 5 months since the Titans shocked Nashville by announcing Jeff Fisher would leave the team after 17 years.

If you're wondering what the coach has been doing since then, quite a bit.

In an interview with Channel 4 on Tuesday, Fisher said he is rested and recharged already and hopes to coach again one day.  He said he has no regrets about his decision to leave the Titans, but said it was just time to go.

Fisher said, "It was just time.  It was a long run, a great run, great memories, but in life sometimes you have to move on and timing wise I just felt it was time to step aside. I'll forever be a Titans fan. I'm a Mike Munchak fan and I owe so much to the entire organization you know."

Fisher also said he's been enjoying his time off.  Last month he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project and the NFL.

Fisher is also excited about his final charity softball game this coming Saturday at Greer Stadium.

He talked Tuesday about how he organized that event 11 years ago.  "When we came to town, we wanted to do something, I wanted to do something.  Everybody has a golf tournament and I wanted to do something different. and we put together our first one 11 years ago and it was successful," said Fisher.

Last year Fisher's charity softball tournament raised more than $450,000.  This is the first year the proceeds will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior project.

So why did Fisher leave the Titans?

"It was time.  Every once in a while, you have to move on. I was very much at ease and peace with my decision," said Fisher.

Fisher was one of the NFL's longest-tenured head coaches when he left the Titans in January after 17 years. 

So what has Fisher been doing in his time off?

"My golf game has improved a bit and I've done a little fishing," said Fisher.

He's also been doing public speaking events and last month, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with the Wounded Warrior Project.

Fisher said he plans to stay in Nashville.  "Yeah, I'm staying in Nashville.  Now, I'll look and see what the options are next January or February with curiosity but I plan on keeping my home here," said Fisher.

Could Fisher see himself coaching next season somewhere in the NFL?

"I can't answer that. I don't think anyone can answer that. We don't even know if we'll have football right now. They'll get that sorted out. But I'm not in any hurry. I'll have to say this, I'm already rested and recharged and it's been a good couple months," Fisher said.

Fisher misses the players the most, but keeps up with some through the crime log.

Fisher said, "Kenny is a good kid and a terrifically talented player, but lately, Britt has been in trouble with the law both in New Jersey and now here in Tennessee."

"I'm just hopeful he'll be able to put these things behind him so he can get on the field and do what he does best, but you only get so many chances and I think Kenny understands that," said Fisher.

How does Fisher think the Titans will do in the upcoming season?

"Mike's done a good job putting the staff together. He's kept some coaches, hired some coaches, once a while, a breath of fresh air is good," said Fisher.

And where might we see Fisher in a couple years?

"It's hard to predict. I'm a ball coach, so in two years, I hope to be trying to get a Superbowl ring.

Fisher also hinted about popping up on television.  "There's a lot of interest in requests for network stuff," Fisher said.

But right now, that would interfere with watching Auburn football games where his son will be next year.

So far, Kerry Collins, Eddie George, Chris Sanders and Cortland Finnegan are just a few of the players confirmed to play at this Saturday's charity softball game.  That game starts at 7 p.m. at Greer Stadium.

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