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NFL Insider Names 2 Coaching Candidates For Redskins Job

A Washington Redskins helmet.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: A Washington Redskins Nike cleat and helmet is seen on the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 21, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

In just under an hour the Washington Redskins will take the field for a contest against the Minnesota Vikings in a battle of organizations going two different directions.

The Vikings sit at 5-2 after winning their last three games as the team looks to keep pace with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.

On the other hand, Washington has been an embarrassment to its fans. The Redskins sit at 1-6, good for last place in the NFC East.

Jay Gruden paid the price for the team's lack of success, losing his job earlier this month. Now, as the team gears up for tonight's game, NFL insider Ian Rapoport named two potential coaching candidates.

Current interim head coach Bill Callahan and offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell are expected to interview for the position.

The Redskins have been unlucky in the past, losing talented coordinators to other organizations. Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan are former Redskins offensive assistants.

In order to make sure that doesn't happen again, the Redskins plan to interview O'Connell.

Rapoport made it clear the team won't dive into the search until after the 2019 season - and won't hire a search firm.