Former Nebraska Head Football Coach Bill Callahan takes over in Washington

Following a loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 6th the Washington Redskins have fired five year head coach Jay Gruden. The 0-5 Redskins have announced Bill Callahan as interim head coach. Callahan lead the football program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln from 2004 – 2007 finishing with a record of 27-22 prior to being fired by Tom Osborne on November 24, 2007. Following his days in Nebraska, Callahan spent time with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys as an Assistant Head Coach and was in charge of the offensive-line for both teams. In 2015 Callahan was hired by Gruden in Washington.

In his time at Nebraska Callahan was known for his strong recruiting most notably bringing all-star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to Nebraska. Prior to leading the Huskers Callahan was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and even lead Oakland to the super bowl, where he lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who at the time were lead by Head Coach Jon Gruden.