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Redskins Promote Offensive Assistant Mike McDaniel to Receivers Coach

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Mike McDaniel, 29, promoted to coach Redskins wide receivers. (Credit: NFL via Getty Images)

Mike McDaniel, 29, promoted to coach Redskins wide receivers. (Credit: NFL via Getty Images)

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The Washington Redskins have filled the coaching vacancy left on offense by former Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard.

The team announced Saturday it would be promoting offensive assistant Mike McDaniel, 29, to lead a receiving corps led by Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss.

McDaniel has been an assistant for the past two seasons, and was said to be instrumental in helping the offense accumulate 6,000 net yards of total offense in 2012.

Prior to joining the Redskins, McDaniel was a member of the Houston Texans staff with Kyle Shanahan, from 2006 to 2008, where he worked closely with Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson.

And from 2009 to 2010, McDaniel was the Running Backs Coach for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.

“Mike has a proven track record from his time in Houston and his time here in Washington,” Head Coach Mike Shanahan said in a release. “I look forward to having him lead our receivers.”

In college, he was a wide receiver at Yale from 2001 to 2004.

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