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Vince: I want to stay with Titans

The Titans have shown no inclination to change their stance about Vince Young - that he's no longer welcome with the team. But the quarterback, who frequently battled with former head coach Jeff Fisher, holds out hope he'll remain in Nashville now that Mike Munchak has taken over as head coach.

Young said in two separate interviews on Monday that he wants to be a Titan in 2011.

"I would love to stay in Nashville. I would love to stay in Tennessee," Young told Chaney Entertainment. "If it doesn't happen, wherever God blesses me to be at, I'll give 100 percent." 

Young told during an appearance at Hogg Middle School in Houston that he still sees himself as a Titan, and lauded Munchak.

"I'm a big fan of Munchak," he said. "I always call him Big Hall of Famer in the hallways and things like that. I have a lot of respect for him and he has a lot of respect for me. He deserves [the head coaching job. Like coach Fisher said, he's definitely the guy for the job."

Young has been rehabbing an injured thumb that required season-ending surgery, and he expects to be ready for the start of the 2011 season. Once the labor situation is rectified, it's expected the Titans will attempt to trade him. Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt indicated at last month's Scouting Combine that some teams are interested in Young.

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