(8) Todd Bowles vs (9) Kliff Kingsbury: Next Redskins Head Coach

Christian Petersen

A look at coaches Todd Bowles and Kliff Kingsbury to see if either deserve to be the Redskins next head coach.

(8) Todd Bowles

Current Position: Defensive Coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals
Specialty: Defense

  • 14 years as an NFL assistant coach
  • 8 year NFL career, including 7 years with the Redskins
  • Started his coaching career under Al Groh and has been in the Bill Parcells tree
  • Highly respected defensive backs coach
  • Has coached under Parcells and Bengals DC Mike Zimmer in Dallas
  • Played under Joe Gibbs and George Seifert and understands what it takes to be successful
  • Was a defensive backs and defensive coordinator under Doug Williams in college
  • Was an assistant head coach/defensive backs coach in Miami
  • Interim head coach in Miami for 3 games, went 2-1
  • Has had a very impressive defensive performance with the Cardinals this season despite multiple suspensions and key injuries.
  • Young coach (50 years old), could be with the team for a number of years
  • Has coached in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses

(9) Kliff Kingsbury
Current Position: Head Coach for Texas Tech
Specialty: Offense

  • 3 year starting QB at Texas Tech
  • Threw for 12,000 yards and 95 TD's
  • Held 7 NCAA FBS records at the time when his career was done
  • Drafted in the 6th round by the New England Patriots in 2003
  • Was in the camps or practice squads of the Saints, Broncos, Jets and Bills over the next few years
  • Played in both the NFL Europe and CFL briefly
  • Starting coaching at Houston under Dana Holgerson and Kevin Sumlin in 2008
  • Promoted to Offensive Coordinator/QB coach in 2010
  • In 2011, as the play caller, Houston went 13-1 and had their highest BCS finish ever
  • Case Keenum set NCAA records for yards and TDs that season under Kingsbury
  • Kingsbury was named Offensive Coordinator of the year by Football Scoop
  • Moved on to Texas A&M in 2012 with Sumlin
  • Helped Johnny Manziel become the first freshman to win the Heisman and helped the Aggies compete in the SEC their first season.
  • Despite young inexperienced QB's, turned around the Texas Tech offense this season, his first as the head coach.
  • Coached the Red Raiders to a 7 win season, above preseason expectations
  • Young coach with plenty of upside and knowledge of a spread system
Feel free to add any additional information/stories about either candidate in the comments section and it may be added to their bio.

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