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Report: Washington Expected To Target Baylor HC Art Briles If Mike Shanahan Is Fired

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Washington Redskins are expected to target Baylor HC Art Briles if they end up firing Mike Shanahan in the coming days or weeks.

  • La Canfora adds that Washington could relieve Shanahan of his duties as soon as Monday.

Reports from Sunday mentioned that Shanahan nearly quit before last year’s playoff game against the Seahawks due to frustrations with owner Dan Snyder.

Shanahan wouldn’t deny the reports during his press conference following the game.

It’s not the right time or place to talk about my relationship with Dan Snyder,” Shanahan said, via ESPN.com. “or it’s not the right time and place to talk about something that happened a year ago. I will get a chance to talk to Dan at the end of the season and I will give him some viewpoints from me and I’m sure he will give me his thoughts. I’m not sure what direction we will go, but we will communicate that at the right time.” 

Robert Griffin III was able to win the Heisman trophy a year ago with Briles as his head coach at Baylor, so he clearly has a good idea of how to utilize his overall ability. Briles just recently signed a long-term extension with Baylor, but the deal does not prevent him from leaving for an opportunity in the NFL.

Shanahan has only one year remaining on his current deal with the Redskins and Sunday’s horrible performance against the Chiefs is more than enough for the team to make a change. Shanahan has been mentioned as a potential option for the Texans.