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New Redskins Coach Blazing a New Trail

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SportsNew Redskins Coach Blazing a New TrailNew Redskins Coach Blazing a New TrailThe Associated PressJim Zorn, the new head coach of the Washington Redskins, is known for taking the path less traveled including hoping on his bike and cycling into the wilderness. (July 17)Next time a disgruntled Redskin fan tells head coach Jim Zorn to get lost, he may actually do it.(Pause for Nat of Zorn on a bike)Of course the next time that happens will also be the first time.Zorn is the new head coach of the Washington Redskins after serving as an assistant in Seattle, and he's bringing a love of the outdoors with him.SOT Jim ZornJust find out what people do around here. There's the Potomac river, there's a lot of other rivers around here to float down, there's some mountain bike trails and just hope to be active and hike around and see the area. [Notes:still picture]All of this fresh air has helped come with some out-of-the-box thinking, like making his quarterback practice on a slip'n'slide or play dodgeball.SOT ZornPlayers get bored, if you do the same things over and over again. Also the things that I do that seem like fun, there's purpose to it.Redskins fans are hoping it pays off soon. [Notes:still picture]The team hasn't been to the Super Bowl since winning it in 1991 and he's taking the post from Hall-of-Fame coach Joe Gibbs, but Zorn says he's trying not to feel the pressure.SOT ZornThere's enough expectations for winning a football season, getting a division championship, getting into the play offs getting into a super bowl. The first super bowl for me, Those expectations are enough.And if he succeeds you can expect a lot more people and coaches will be following in his path. ___ ___, The Associated Press.