As if we needed another HC fanpost...it appears the Broncos organization is inching closer to appointing an heir to replace Shanahan. Here are the big take-aways from the Denver Post article.
Bowlen is superstious and will go with 7 candidates. No Stoops (thank baby Jesus!)
The Broncos' next head coach will come from one of the seven identified candidates, according to the source. The six who have been interviewed, in order of appearance before the Broncos' search committee, were New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who was at the team's Dove Valley headquarters Wednesday.
Bowlen may have tipped his hand and we may be ushering in the Spags/Morris/Fraiser era...
The Broncos' new head coach will be encouraged to keep six assistant coaches left over from Shanahan's staff. According to two NFL sources, the Broncos have sent termination notices to the league office for all assistants except Dennison, Jeremy Bates (quarterbacks), Jedd Fisch (receivers), Bobby Turner (running backs), Bill Johnson (defensive line) and Rich Tuten (strength and conditioning).
Bowlen and his gang of merry men will be eating a lot of doughnuts and coffee over the next few days as they try and make the right hiring decision. I for one think the Magic 8 Ball will be working overtime.
The search committee will spend the next two or three days thoroughly discussing each candidate. By Monday, the committee will bring back one to three finalists for a second interview or present an offer to the top choice.
Well, I think we're all looking forward to next Monday when we can all celebrate or bemoan our new head coach.