Mike Smith (football coach)

Kyle Shanahan may not have become Rams coach, but he'll be with Falcons in Super Bowl

Kyle Shanahan may not have become Rams coach, but he'll be with Falcons in Super Bowl

Two offensive coordinators for Super Bowl-bound teams were among those in the mix when the Rams began their coaching search.

The Rams interviewed New England’s Josh McDaniels. A snowstorm dashed a scheduled meeting with Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan.

Ultimately, the Rams hired Sean McVay, making the 31-year-old the youngest coach in NFL history.

“Sean’s a great coach and a good friend of mine,” Shanahan said Monday night, “and he’ll do a hell of a job.”

Still, Rams fans will get a glimpse Sunday of what might have been when the Patriots play the Falcons in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.

McDaniels, 40, helped the Patriots defeat the Rams, 26-10, at Gillette Stadium...

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