Mike Shanahan To Become Washington Redskins New Head Coach

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Carlos Pineda in NFL
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The Washington Redskins have a new head coach with Mike Shanahan, who is taking over in the nationÆs capital.

According to ESPN , the deal is a five-year contract for $7 million a year.

A day after firing Jim Zorn, who in two seasons went 12-20, the Redskins organization found their man. Shanahan was the teamÆs prime candidate for the head coaching position.

Zorn began his tenure with a 6-2 mark in 2008, but went 6-16 since.

Bruce Allen, team general manager, was hired less than a month ago on December 17th, following the resignation of Vinny Cerrato. Allen, the son of Hall of Fame Redskins head coach George Allen, was reportedly in talks with Shanahan right after being hired.

"It's real clear that we're going to be aggressive," Allen said in ...

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