Jan 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio at a press conference at the Marriott New Orleans in advance of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins request permission to interview 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio


As the Washington Redskins continue their search for a new head coach following the firing of Mike Shanahan after four years on the job in the nation’s capital, the team is taking their time in finding their new head man as they request more and more names to speak with, and the latest name added to that list, according to Adam Schefter, is San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.


Fangio has made his rounds throughout the NFL as a coach since 1986 and spent time as the defensive coordinator of the Stanford Cardinal in the Pac-12 in 2010 before returning to the league by joining the 49ers with Jim Harbaugh.

This isn’t the first time that Fangio’s name has been brought up as he has built himself quite the resume, especially in San Francisco where he has built a defensive unit that has helped lead the team to three straight playoff appearances since he and Harbaugh arrived, including an appearance in last year’s Super Bowl.

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