Washington Redskins: Greg Roman

Gruden interviews; Franklin won't

January, 8, 2014
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The Washington Redskins interviewed their sixth candidate Wednesday when they spoke to Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. But it's uncertain when the next potential coach will be interviewed. Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin was set to interview with the Redskins, according to John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation, but that's no longer the case, wrote ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Franklin is considered a leading candidate to take over the vacant Penn State job, but he also had interest in the NFL and already had interviewed with the Houston Texans.

As for Gruden, he's still scheduled to interview with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday and will meet with the Detroit Lions later in the week. It's possible his interview with the Lions won't take place until the weekend after a grueling week of meeting with three other teams (he was in Tennessee on Tuesday). The Redskins also are interested in San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

Gruden is considered a leading contender for the Redskins job, in part because of the connections he has in Washington on the coaching staff and front office.

Updated Redskins coaching scorecard

January, 8, 2014
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The Washington Redskins have been busy when it comes to talking to prospective head coaches, or trying to line up interviews. Here’s where things stand:

Already interviewed:
  • Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
  • Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.
  • Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.
  • Dallas special-teams coach Rich Bisaccia.
  • New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
  • Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
Requested permission to interview:
  • Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
  • San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
  • San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
  • San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
UPDATE: Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin will not interview with the Redskins Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jay Gruden to interview on Wednesday

January, 7, 2014
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The Washington Redskins will interview Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Wednesday, as first reported by ESPN's Ed Werder Tuesday morning. Gruden will become the sixth person to interview for the position.

They remain interested in interviewing Vanderbilt's James Franklin, though according to CBS Sports, he's emerged as the front runner for the vacant Penn State position. There is no date set yet for the Redskins to interview Franklin and obviously his interest in the Nittany Lions position will dictate if that even happens.

The Redskins also have interest in interviewing San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman, San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Redskins coaching search scorecard

January, 6, 2014
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The Washington Redskins have been busy when it comes to talking to prospective head coaches, or trying to line up interviews. One week into their official search, here’s where things stand:

Already interviewed:
  • Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
  • Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.
  • Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.
  • Dallas special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.
  • UPDATED: New York Giant defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
Requested permission to interview:
  • Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
  • Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
  • San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt (per CBS Sports).
  • San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
  • Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.
  • San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

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