The Washington Post's Mark Maske is reporting that the Redskins will interview former San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio, and it could happen as soon as tomorrow. Fangio became available after he was passed over for the 49ers Head Coaching job for his defensive line coach Jim Tomsula. The 49ers cleaned house, and most of their assistants were fired yesterday. This leaves Fangio, his defensive backs coach Ed Donatell, and other defensive assistants available to interview.
Fangio ans Donatell were two of the first reported candidates the Redskins wanted to interview. The 49ers allowed Donatell to interview, but denied permission for Fangio while he was still in consideration for their HC job. Yesterday, reports came out that the Redskins were interested in Fangio, and there was a possibility that Fangio and Donatell would come as a package deal. A report from Ian Rapoport that San Diego Chargers LB coach Joe Barry was the pick as the new Redskins Defensive Coordinator was denied from multiple sources after it came out. The Redskins could have been considering Barry, and were waiting for the 49ers situation to play out before making a final decision. Fangio is the more proven candidate, and the top DC candidate on the market. The Redskins other known interviews were 49ers TEs coach Eric Mangini, former Texans DC/HC Wade Phillips, and current Redskins DBs coach Raheem Morris.
Stay tuned for any new information and updates.
Vic Fangio will interview for Redskins' defensive coordinator job, possibly Saturday, according to NFL source.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 16, 2015