by Chuck Carroll

Updated: Jan. 06, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Original: Jan. 06, 2013 11:47 a.m.

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins are expected interview Vanderbilt’s James Franklin as they continue to search for a successor to Mike Shanahan.

The meeting will likely take place this week according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Vanderbilt officials offered no comment on the Redskins interest in Franklin and would not confirm or deny the report.

Franklin spent three seasons as offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland before taking over at Vanderbilt three seasons ago. The Commodores have compiled a total 24-15 during his tenure.

Franklin is also thought to be a candidate for the vacant Cleveland Browns head coaching position as well as at Penn State.

The 41-year-old would be the first known college coach to interview with the team.

Team executives have spent the past week meeting with candidates to replace Mike Shanahan. Snyder and Allen have spoken with Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, and most recently Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.

New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will interview Monday.


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