Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan was fired a day after his team finished a disappointing 3-13 season.
Rob Chudzinski of the Cleveland Browns, Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings, Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions were also fired on what has come to be known as Black Monday.
The Browns and Buccaneers finished 4-12, the Vikings 5-10-1 and the Lions 7-9.
“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. ”We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”
Shanahan reportedly was going to quit after the 2012 season, even cleaning out his office in anticipation. Shanahan and his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, also reportedly had problems with quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Kyle Shanahan, as well as most of the coaching staff, was let go of as well. The Redskins will now hunt for their eighth head coach since Snyder bought the team in 1999.