Mike Shanahan has been out of coaching since he was fired by Washington in December 2013 and it sounds like he’s getting that itch again. In the “right situation,” Shanahan says he would return to the sidelines, as Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post writes.
“You go 18 hours a day for 40-something years, and then you got a year and a half to two years where you feel like you got the time to do whatever you want to do,” Shanahan said. “I still study the heck out of football. I actually have more time. I study more football now than I actually did before. It’d have to be the right situation, for both sides — ownership and myself.”
Shanahan, who still lives in the Denver area, believes that coach Gary Kubiak is the right man for the Broncos, but the 62-year-old sounds eager to possibly coach opposite of him. The veteran coach led Washington to a 3-13 in his final season as a head coach, but he owns a 170-138 record dating back to 1988. Shanahan won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Broncos in 1997 and 1998. Since then, he took four different Broncos teams to the playoffs and led Washington to one playoff appearance.