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January 9, 2008 12:52 PM

Another DC candidate?

Posted by Bob Condotta

One commenter posted that he heard that UW coach Tyrone Willingham interviewed Washington Redskins assistant Jerry Gray for the defensive coordinator job over the weekend.

Haven't been able to confirm that yet --- yes, I did call the Redskins, but it's not always quite that easy. But thought I'd pass along some information on Gray, who certainly has a resume that would make him make sense as a hire, and who now has an uncertain future after the resignation of Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs Tuesday.

Here's Gray's bio from the Redskins web site.

Here's his wikipedia entry.

And here's a story from the Washington Post today on the aftermath of the resignation of Gibbs and what that means to the team's assistants that quotes Gray stating the obvious --- he may need to look elsewhere for a job soon.

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Posted by Flydawg

1:10 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Nice. Looks like he's always been involved with tough Defenses in the NFL. Redskins, Buffalo, Tennessee. This would be a good choice. Plenty of NFL ties like the recruits like as well.

Posted by Ed/T Rex/Schrob.

1:25 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Sounds like a solid brotha.

Posted by RainierDawgFan

1:49 PM, Jan 09, 2008

An impressive bio, leads me to believe he could help turn this defense around, especially heis background in the secondary/passing defence.

Good work Bob, as another blogger mentioned,we appreciate your diligence tracking down these stories. You've got the bet Dawg Blog on the Net.

Posted by ian

2:04 PM, Jan 09, 2008

So, to this point, I think I've heard Gray, T Williams, and B Young as possibilities. Am I missing anyone?

Posted by Malibu

2:27 PM, Jan 09, 2008

If Carroll bails for the Falcons, what about Nick Holt? He has northwest ties -- U. of Idaho
http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/holt_nick00.html
Malibu

Posted by Tarn

2:35 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Jerry Gray is some athlete...two time All-American. He would toughen up Davenport...

Posted by jon

2:46 PM, Jan 09, 2008

"hard-hitting" was what i heard.

that's husky football.

cool news, thanks.

Posted by ian

2:49 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Malibu, Do you think PC would try to take most of his staff with to Atlanta or piece one together?

Posted by Norm

3:50 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Another coaching Loser!!

31/49 record with the Bills.

He'll fit right in with Willingham.

but we will have more diversity.........

Posted by koodawg

5:13 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Gray loooks like a solid choice.

Did you guys see the 'Skin/Hawks game last weekend?
Special Teams had a good return but was always brouoght back by some illegal contact. If they can fix that, then Gray would be a solid choice!

Posted by coaching loser?

5:13 PM, Jan 09, 2008

another coaching loser? he had one of the best defenses in the league while there at buffalo so its not his fault its the offensive coordinatior and head coach. do some research before you say stupid things.

Posted by Never

5:30 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Coach Williams HC for Skins, Gray DC for Skins. Keep looking

Posted by mattysimone

6:18 PM, Jan 09, 2008

he looks solid.....I think i even like his bio better than walkers. sounds tough!!!! lets hope we can land him. GO DAWGS

Posted by Lee

8:19 PM, Jan 09, 2008

Another DC that would be available would be Jim Bates who served that role as the DC for the Denver Broncos this past year. Bates was also the DC that developed the current scheme for the Green Bay Packers, but chose to leave when he was passed over for the head coaching position. Previously, he served as the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins.

Posted by AZ Hawk

3:23 AM, Jan 10, 2008

Nice comments on Jim Bates but if he left Green Bay because he was passed over for the head coaching position, a DC position at the UW does what for him? Improve his resume?

I DO like the Jerry Gray bio though and hats off to Norm for having the lamest post on the blog. The "diversity" comment is completely uncalled for.

Posted by DC Dawg

4:37 PM, Jan 10, 2008

Gray's son is on my son's high school football team. He said his dad did not interview.

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