Redskins owner Dan Snyder hasn’t necessarily gotten it right, and there’s no guarantee his next coach will work out any better than the rest of them.
But he’s at least casting a wide net.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Redskins have asked for permission to interview 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their head coaching vacancy.
And Mark Maske of the Washington Post adds Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt’s name to a swollen list.
The group of guys who have either interviewed, or been linked to possible interviews includes Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
The 55-year-old Fangio hasn’t been a head coach, but he’s served as coordinator for the Panthers, Colts and Texans in addition to Stanford.
Whisenhunt’s going to be one of the most popular names, and many think he’s got a good chance at the Lions job.