Washington Redskins Hiring Former Panthers’ Coach Ron Rivera As Their New Head Coach

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The Washington Redskins are about to hire former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera as their new head coach, according to ESPN.

The Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden this past October after a 0-5 start in his sixth season with the team. He was immediately replaced by interim coach bill Callahan, who led the team to a 3-13 overall record for the season.

The team’s owner now hopes that Rivera can do for the Redskins what he did for the Panthers. Rivera joined the Panthers in 2011 after a dismal 2-14 season, in just 4 short years, he led the team to a 15-1 season, a conference championship, and a Super Bowl appearance.

This morning, the Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder released a statement about the leadership changes, saying:

“As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process for winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.”

How do you think coach Rivera will do in Washington? 

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