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Mr. Smith Comes To Washington

Titans assistant head coach - offense, Sherman Smith, is boarding a plane to Dulles this morning to interview for the Skins offensive coordinator vacancy. As you regulars know, within two hours of Zorn getting the head coach gig RI was all over Sherman Smith getting the first crack at the OC job Saturday night.

Smith is a close friend and former teammate of Zorn's, who would help teach the rest of the staff and players the West Coast offense. However, Smith has never been a coordinator and it's unlikely he would call plays, league sources said, with Zorn in essence the head coach, offensive schemer and play caller and QB coach.

The Skins hired a low level offensive assistant yesterday so this would fill the last real vacany on the staff, though league sources said Zorn remains interested in Seattle RB Coach Stump Mitchell.

Smith is eager for a promotion as he tries to advance his coaching career and is most versed in the running side of the game as a former RB and longtime RB coach. I am told is a great dude, much like Zorn, though this would be a first big leap for him as a coach as well.

Smith told the Nashville City Paper this morning that he will fly back to Nashville tomorrow and talk over the job with his family after interviewing before making a decision. People around the league who know these guys well figured this was s slam dunk, but we shall see.

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 12, 2008; 9:53 AM ET
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