The Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings have both asked the San Francisco 49ers permission to interview offensive coordinator Greg Roman for their vacant head coaching positions, while the Redskins have also asked to interview defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
NFL Network first reported the news on Roman, while ESPN reported the interest in Fangio. (h/t CSNBayArea.com)
It’s not known whether either will interview this week as the 49ers prepare for an NFC Divisional Playoff against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Neither could be hired until San Francisco’s season is over.
Roman was Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at Stanford in 2009-10 and joined Harbaugh when he took over the 49ers in January 2011. Prior to that, the 41-year-old was an offensive line assistant with the Panthers from 1995-2001, tight ends/quarterbacks coach for the Houston Texans from 2002-05 and offensive line assistant for the Baltimore Ravens in 2006-07. In 2008, he was the offensive coordinator for his alma mater, Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J.
Fangio was defensive coordinator at Stanford in 2010 and came to the 49ers along with Harbaugh, as well. The 55-year-old got his start in pro coaching as a defensive assistant with the Baltimore Stars in the USFL in 1984 and was linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints from 1986-94, both of those posts under Jim Mora. He was defensive coordinator in Carolina from 1995-98 and held the same position for the Indianapolis Colts from 1999-2001 and the Texans from 2002-05. He was later an assistant for the Ravens from 2006-10 before going to Stanford.