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Former Husker Coach Callahan Named Washington Redskins Interim Coach

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(AP Oct. 7)–The Washington Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden and named offensive line coach and former Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan to take over on an interim basis.

Gruden was let go  early Monday morning, with the Redskins off to an 0-5 start, including a 33-7 loss to New England on Sunday. Callahan, who coached the Huskers for four seasons, takes over head coaching duties for the second time in his NFL coaching career.

Callahan previously was an interim, and later, a full-time head coach for the Oakland Raiders, before his dismissal prior to coming to Nebraska in 2004.

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