Redskins hire former Raiders’ Coach Bill Callahan

The Washington Redskins hired former Oakland Raiders’ Head Coach Bill Callahan as offensive line coach Thursday. Callahan was the Raiders’ offensive coordinator until John Gruden left the organization to take a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Callahan then led the Raiders to the Super Bowl in his first season, where they lost to Gruden and the Bucs.

Since that run in the early 2000s, Callahan has been hired and fired in college football at Nebraska, and he has had multiple assistant positions in the NFL. Most recently, he was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He stopped calling the plays in Dallas when the Cowboys hired Scott Linehan.

The Redskins’ offensive line gave up 58 sacks in 2014, more than 3.5 per game.

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