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Will Sunday be Mike Shanahan's last game as the Redskins' head coach?
Despite the rumors, as noted by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, no one really knows. The only guys who know whether Shanahan is done after Sunday are team owner Dan Snyder and probably general manager Bruce Allen. But other than that, it's speculation, gut feelings and unnamed sources.
However, for the sake of adding fuel to the fire and stoking the blaze, let's assume the wounds have gone too deep in Washington and the Shanahan regime, as a whole, can't go on.
Glance over at the coaching carousel and you'll see some attractive names.
The guy pictured above middle is Stanford coach David Shaw—the No. 1 seed of coaching candidates who likely isn't leaving Palo Alto and probably wouldn't make Washington his destination even if he did.
The guy pictured above right is Penn State coach Bill O'Brien—the one who contained a proverbial nuclear explosion in State College, who has NFL experience (most recently with the New England Patriots) and who is the guy atop my list (assuming Shanahan is out).
And the guy pictured above left is Baylor coach Art Briles—the guy deserving of the praise, who has his name in rumors (as CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports) and who, of course, was Robert Griffin III's college coach.
So what's the bold prediction? I don't know. I guess that Shanahan is out after Sunday's loss to the New York Giants and one of the guys pictured above is the next head coach of the Washington Redskins.