The NFL’s football operations department has been working to identify premier coaching and general manager candidates, an annual undertaking with league officials speaking to current and former executives to determine the best and brightest candidates.

The committee will meet again in Week 11 to discuss the talent pool, sources said, before distributing materials to teams and owners about their work. To this point, sources said the bulk of the head candidates receiving high marks are individuals who already have prior head coaching experience.

Stanford coach David Shaw is again receiving ringing endorsements and has very strong support within the league. The longtime former NFL assistant has been adamant in the past about not considering pro jobs. Former longtime college coach Urban Meyer is also

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