WASHINGTON — The Los Angeles Rams hired former Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay to be their new head coach on Thursday, making him the youngest head coach in the league in nearly 80 years.
This move came just a week after the Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry, therefore leaving Washington without both an offensive and defensive coordinator in a seven-day span. As of Saturday morning, both of those vacancies remain, as do additional vacancies across the defensive staff.
However, the Rams have worked diligently to patch up the holes on their coaching staffs, surrounding the 30-year-old McVay with plenty of coaching veterans.
After Los Angeles hired Wade Phillips, the respected defensive mind whose son is on the Redskins’ coaching staff, McVay reportedly brought on his former defensive counterpart from Washington.
Per reports, the Rams have hired Barry to be the linebackers coach, the role he had with the San Diego Chargers before he was hired to be Washington’s defensive coordinator.
Barry, as noted by Peter Schrager above, will also be an assistant head coach for the Rams.
In addition to his time as the linebackers coach with the Chargers, Barry served in that capacity with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seven years, and with college programs for five years. Between his time with the Redskins and the Detroit Lions, he has been a defensive coordinator for four seasons.