As Jack Del Rio looks to build a staff in Oakland, Bill Musgrave and Eric Mangini have emerged as possible coordinators. Musgrave, a Grand Junction native, made one start in his NFL career, a 1996 thumping at the hands of the Packers, with John Elway nursing a sore hamstring and the Broncos having already clinched homefield advantage. Since then, Musgrave's coaching career has taken him to eight stops in seven NFL cities, plus a stint at the University of Virginia.
According to Aaron Wilson, former Denver OC Adam Gase and current Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp are among the possible candidates to replace Gary Kubiak as OC in Baltimore.
However, there is speculation that Knapp could remain in Denver under Kubiak. Knapp has been with the Broncos for two seasons, and previously held the same position under Kubiak from 2010 to 2011 in Houston. According to Arnie Stapleton, running backs coach Eric Studesville and strength coach Luke Richesson may also stay in Denver.
Per Ian Rapoport, Gase is expected to land in either Baltimore or Jacksonville.
In what is likely welcome news to many Broncos fans, special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will follow John Fox to Chicago. We can only hope Denver's coverage teams and punting improve under Gary Kubiak's watch. To be fair to Rodgers, Denver's linebacking corps was beset by injuries in 2014, and that group is the heart of a team's coverage units.
The Broncos have officially hired Gary Kubiak to be their 15th head coach in franchise history.
Drafted by Denver in the eighth round of the 1983 Draft out of Texas A&M, Kubiak was John Elway's backup for nine seasons and his coach for another four. Upon retirement from playing, the Houston native went back to A&M as a running backs coach in 1992.
According to NFLN, the Raiders have asked the Broncos for permission to interview Adam Gase about their OC vacancy. Gase has also reportedly drawn interest as an OC from Jacksonville, Cleveland, Atlanta, and St. Louis.
John Elway, Joe Ellis, Tom Heckert, and Matt Russell are among the Broncos executives in Houston today to interview Gary Kubiak for the team's head coaching job. At this point, hiring Kubiak appears to be an inevitability. According to Mike Klis, the two sides are hoping to have a decision by Tuesday, when Kubiak's fellow Ravens coaches are due on Phoenix to prep for the Pro Bowl.
According to Mike Klis, Rick Dennison is the likely offensive coordinator under Gary Kubiak, should the latter end up the Broncos' head coach, as is widely expected. However, Dennison is also considered a candidate to replace Kubiak in Baltimore.
According to Michael Silver, Adam Gase will interview for Jacksonville's OC vacancy. With all signs pointing to Gary Kubiak landing Denver's head job, it looks like Gase is resigned to finding an OC position elsewhere. There's talk of Gase following John Fox to Chicago or Jack Del Rio to Oakland, and he's also reportedly an OC candidate for Atlanta, St. Louis, and Cleveland.
Gase auditioned for head jobs with Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Buffalo, and Chicago.
According to Mike Klis, Adam Gase and Dennis Allen are among the coordinator candidates for John Fox in Chicago. Gase interviewed for the Broncos' head job and is an OC candidate with St. Louis, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Cleveland. Along with Allen, Jim Schwartz, Mike Smith, and Vic Fangio are possible defensive coordinators.
Smith has also been mentioned as a likely DC for Jack Del Rio in Oakland; Smith was JDR's DC for several years in Jacksonville. Del Rio's offensive line coach is expected to be Mike Tice, who was released from his contract with Atlanta.
According to Adam Caplan, the Broncos are one of many teams to have visited with CFL All-Star corner Delvin Breaux. The 25-year-old suffered a serious neck injury in high school, and was never cleared to play in college, but laudably, LSU still honored his scholarship.