If Washington owner Dan Snyder decides to let go of coach Mike Shanahan after the season, General Manager Bruce Allen is expected to make a strong push for the team to hire Stanford coach David Shaw.

Allen and Shaw worked together for four years in Oakland from 1998 to 2001. Shaw’s father Willie was the defensive coordinator of the Raiders for two years during the same time.

David Shaw, who spent four years as an assistant coach with Baltimore before returning to his alma mater, is considered a candidate for head coaching positions at several places. Aside from Washington, Houston is expected to interview him and the University of Texas is also reportedly interested in Shaw.

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