Redskins hire Randy Jordan to coach running backs

Redskins hire Randy Jordan to coach running backs
January 25, 2014, 10:30 pm
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The Redskins have hired Randy Jordan to join Jay Gruden’s staff as running backs coach, the team confirmed Saturday night. 

Jordan replaces Bobby Turner, who was dismissed earlier this month. Turner had also served as an assistant head coach to Mike Shanahan, who was fired Dec. 30.

Jordan, 43, spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach at North Carolina, where, in 2012, he coached Giovani Bernard. Bernard had a breakout rookie season with the Bengals under Gruden, then Cincinnati's offensive coordinator.

Jordan broke into coaching in 2003 with the Raiders before heading to the college ranks, where he coached the running backs at Nebraska (2004-07) and Texas A&M (2008-12).

As a player, Jordan had a nine-year career as a running back for the Jaguars and Raiders.

The Redskins also interviewed Earnest Byner for the running back coaching position.

Jordan’s hiring was first reported by Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez.