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Washington Redskins hire Jim Zorn as new head coach

Washington Redskins will replace Joe Gibbs, who retired in January, with Jim Zorn.

Washington Redskins hire Jim Zorn as new head coach The Washington Redskins have found a replacement for the recently retired head coach Joe Gibbs. After a month-long search, the Redskins have decided to make just-hired offensive coordinator Jim Zorn the new head coach. The team announced on Saturday that the newly hired offensive coordinator has been promoted to head coach and has signed a five-year contract. "I've always dreamed of being a head coach with a franchise rich in tradition like the Redskins. As a player who had to fight Redskins teams at RFK as well as at our home field, I know about the history of this franchise as well as the passion of its fans. I won't let you down," read the official statement made by Jim Zorn, following the news.

 Jim Zorn was hired to replace offensive coordinator Al Saunders two weeks ago from the Seattle Seahawks, where he was the quarterback coach for the last seven years. Zorn, however, has never worked as a coordinator of an NFL team before, nor as a coach, but after Giants defensive coordinator Spagnuolo declined the Redskins bid, owner Dan Snyder offered the job to Zorn. He will be officially introduced to the team on Sunday.

 Published on 02/10/2008

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