With Gary Kubiak heavy favorite, Doug Marrone backs out of Broncos interview

Seeing the handwriting on the wall, Doug Marrone has backed out of his Saturday interview with the Broncos, according to Adam Schefter. Teryl Austin also canceled his interview, which had been scheduled for Friday.

Gary Kubiak, the heavy favorite to land the job, will interview on Sunday with longtime buddy John Elway. Of course, Kubiak has been the favorite since well before the scheduling of Marrone's interview was announced, so not sure what's changed between then and now.

Bears make hiring of John Fox official

The Bears have expectedly hired John Fox to be their next head coach, taking over for Marc Trestman. Take it away, Spilly.

According to Mike Klis, Denver still owed Fox the remainder of his contract prior to his Bears hiring, so this act of calling his departure a "mutual parting of ways" is utter bullshit.

John Elway and the Denver Broncos fired John Fox, and any other characterization is pure sugarcoating.

Report: Mike Shanahan in play for 49ers offensive coordinator job

Sit down for this one, folks. According to Dianna Marie Russini, Mike Shanahan, two-time SB-winning head coach, is a candidate to reprise his role as offensive coordinator for the 49ers.

Did a second year out of the NFL (2009) provide Shanny with an enormous dose of humility? I want to suggest that Russini has a typo in there, but it reads pretty clearly:

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Report: Broncos to interview Doug Marrone on Saturday

According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos will interview former Bills coach Doug Marrone on Saturday. Marrone opted out of his contract with Buffalo after two seasons, but lost out in his bid for the Jets job. He's also interviewed with Chicago and Atlanta.

Prior to the Bills gig, Marrone was the head coach at Syracuse (2009-12) and offensive coordinator in New Orleans (2006-08) under Sean Payton.

Possible coordinators for Kubiak include Joseph, Dennison, Mini Shanny

According to multiple reports, potential Broncos coordinators under Gary Kubiak would be Vance Joseph, Rick Dennison, and Kyle Shanahan. Kubiak will reportedly interview for the head job on Sunday.

Joseph is interviewing with Denver Friday for the head job, but could end up running the defense for Kubiak. The former CU Buff was the Texans' secondary coach for Kubiak from 2011 to 2013.

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Teryl Austin pulls name from consideration for Broncos head job

According to Josina Anderson, Teryl Austin has pulled his name from consideration for the Broncos' head coaching job. He was scheduled to meet with them on Friday.

Some possible reasons: Austin may be focused on the Atlanta job, for which he interviewed a second time on Thursday; he knows that Gary Kubiak is the heavy favorite for the Denver job.

Broncos to interview Gary Kubiak on Sunday

According to Jason La Canfora, Gary Kubiak has, of course, decided to interview for the Broncos' head coaching position. That meeting will take place on Sunday, per Adam Schefter.

After his hometown Houston Texans, which he coached for most of eight seasons, the Denver gig has to be a close second for Kubes as dream jobs go. He figures to be the clear frontrunner now, and it would be something of a shock if John Elway does not hire his longtime former backup and coach.

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Report: Teryl Austin’s interview with Broncos canceled

As had been suggested might happen, the Broncos' Friday interview with Teryl Austin has been canceled, per Ian Rapoport. At this point, it's unknown whether the cancellation was initiated by Austin or the Broncos, but Rapoport says the meeting has not been rescheduled.

FWIW, Denver's meeting with Vance Joseph will put the team in compliance with the league's Rooney Rule, which mandates that at least one minority candidate be interviewed before a hiring is made.

Broncos will interview Vance Joseph for head job

Denver's coaching search will continue Friday with an interview of Cincy secondary coach and former CU Buffs backup quarterback Vance Joseph.

The team interviewed Adam Gase on Thursday and is scheduled to meet with Detroit DC Teryl Austin on Friday, but according to Vic Lombardi and Jeff Legwold, there's a chance that won't happen.

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Falcons expected to re-interview Dan Quinn; Teryl Austin leaves Atlanta

Atlanta is expected to re-interview Seattle DC Dan Quinn as soon as Monday, although reportedly, no meeting is scheduled. The Broncos, since they did not interview Quinn during the first round, must wait until the Seahawks' season is over.

Per Vaughm McClure, Teryl Austin interviewed with the Falcons on Thursday for a second time, apparently without a contract offer. Austin is set to meet with Denver on Friday.