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Coach Gibbs retires

Hat tips to Bleeding Green Nation and ThePosse (and Chris at Arrowhead Pride). Per ESPN:

He resigned as coach and team president of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, three days after a playoff loss ended an inspirational late-season run that followed the death of safety Sean Taylor.

Gibbs will remain as a special adviser to owner Dan Snyder and was to discuss his resignation at an afternoon news conference at Redskins Park.

The Redskins will search for a new coach immediately. Among the certain candidates are two former head coaches on Gibbs' staff, Gregg Williams and Al Saunders. The new coach will be the sixth since Snyder bought the team in 1999.

Per the Official Site:
The Redskins will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET to make the announcement.

Gibbs and Snyder will both be in attendance at the press conference which will be held in the main auditorium of Redskins Park.

Joe Gibbs does not appear interested in remaining as team President or in some GM capacity though I am pleased to see that he will at least remain to advise Dan Snyder. The new coach search will apparently center on Williams and Saunders, at least for now.

Question to reader(s) while I try and digest the huge news: Which of those would you take as the new HC, if either?

Also at The Curly R, Joe Gibbs Resigns from the Redskins, Retires