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Redskins quality control coach Bill Khayat on having a father in coaching: "It's nice to have someone who understands what you do."

    Like father, like son on Redskins' sideline

    Bill Khayat lived in Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore and Detroit again before he turned 9. Bob Saunders was 12 when he had to endure the pain of everyone at school knowing that his father had been fired. And yet, Khayat and Saunders both decided to follow their fathers into the grueling and precarious business that is coaching in the NFL.

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  • Jackson had talked to Saunders about being on his staff long before he ever got the job, having told him during their time together as assistants in Baltimore that he would hire him when he became a head coach.

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  • "As a kid, this was my team," Saunders said. "When you get to the tail end of your career, there are a lot of things more important in what you do than some other things. I would love to see this franchise return to the way it was when I was a kid growing up. I'd like to help the guy that I was a ball boy for years ago, maybe return this franchise to the class and the quality that it was many years ago. I would really feel great if I could make a contribution in that regard."

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