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Redskins Hire Jay Gruden, More Assistants being Hired

January 16, 2014

After releasing Mike Shanahan from the final year of his 5-year deal with the team, the Redskins took a look at what other potential head coaching hire were out there.  There were multiple reports forthcoming that they visited assistants from their NFC East counterparts to assistants in the AFC North.

Eventually, the Redskins lead by team owner Dan Snyder and football operations vice president and general manager Bruce Allen agreed that Jay Gruden would be the Redskins new coach.  Gruden, who is also brother to Jon Gruden current Monday Night Football color commentary broadcaster and the Super Bowl XXXVII winning coach.

Jay Gruden and Bruce Allen

So with all the news about Gruden now being hired the coach has now turned to bringing in talented assistants to help rebuild the Redskins football program.  Here are the assistants that have been retained/hired/promoted:

Jim Haslett – Redskins defensive coordinator of the last 4 seasons will remain with the team.

Sean McVay – 27 year old NFL coach and former Redskins TE coach, was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Brian Baker – former Terp, and Browns Linebacker coach, will have the role of coaching the Redskins outside linebackers.

Ben Koticwa – New York Jets special teams coach, is rumored to have reached an agreement to join the Redskins in the same capacity.

Kirk Olivadotti – former Redskins linebacker coach is returning to the Redskins as the inside linebackers coach.

Raheem Morris – the Redskins defensive backs coach has been retained.

Jacob Burney – the Redskins defensive line coach has been retained.

Chris Foerster – the Redskins offensive line coach has been retained.

Chris Morgan – the Redskins assistant line coach has been retained.

Plenty of assistant shuffling left and the DCSportsGuy blog will keep you posted on all the Redskins coaching updates.

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