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Mike Shanahan In Favor Of Kyle Shanahan Interviewing For Other Openings

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he would be in favor of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, his son, interviewing for any potential head coaching openings this offseason as a means of preparing him for any other possible interest from teams in future years.

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Kyle Shanahan has not been specifically linked to any openings, but said last week he would “definitely” be interested in being a head coach in the NFL someday.

“I think any time you get an experience to interview, it’s always good,” Mike Shanahan said. “It makes you organize your thoughts, your game plan, what you would do as a head football coach, so when somebody asks you to interview, it makes you organize yourself a little bit.”

The head coach said he was unaware of any teams contacting the Redskins to ask permission to interview coaches.

When asked whether Kyle Shanahan is actually ready to make such a move, Mike Shanahan downplayed the question.

“I think it’s not for me,” the head coach said. “I’ll let other people judge that – other people that interview him.”

Kyle Shanahan, in his fifth season as an offensive coordinator – the last three with the Redskins, the first two with Houston – and oversaw the turnaround of Washington’s offense behind quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris.

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