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