The title tells you pretty much all you need to know. Ron Rivera, former head coach of the Carolina Panthers will assume those duties for the Washington Redskins under a 5 year deal. Because Rivera is Hispanic he fulfills the Skins obligation under the NFL Rooney Rule to interview a minority for the position.
Yesterday, after 10 dismal years of football, the Skins fired President Bruce Allen, son of the late, great, coach George Allen.
Ron Rivera is expected to bring on board Jack Del Rio, former coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders, for the position of Defensive Coach for the Redskins.