Lions DC Teryl Austin, assuming he gets out of Atlanta (where he's meeting Falcons brass for 2nd time), has interview with Denver on Friday
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 15, 2015
This will be the first known interview that John Elway and the Denver Broncos will hold for their Head Coaching vacancy. Austin is also the only known coach that the Broncos have reached out to interview for their Head Coaching position.
Broncos want to interview Lions Teryl Austin
•Mile High ReportAccording to ESPN's Adam Schefter the Denver Broncos have requested permission to interview with Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin.
As Canfora mentions in the tweet Austin is meeting with the Atlanta Falcons for his second interview on Wednesday, and there's a chance that they will offer him their Head Coaching job after the interview concludes. So Austin will visit if he leaves Atlanta without the job.
Austin also has drawn interest from the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears. Former Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox is the favorite for the Bears job, and the 49ers hired Jim Tomsula today to fill their Head Coaching position. The Bills also reached out for an interview too, but hired Rex Ryan instead.
The only two other coaches connected to the Broncos Head Coaching position are Baltimore Ravens Gary Kubiak, and Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn. However the Denver have yet to reach out to either. Current Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase is another option but his status with the team remains up in the air.
Background Info on Teryl Austin :
Austin began his career in coaching by landing a position as a graduate assistant at Penn State in 91. In 93, he accompanied Jim Caldwell to Wake Forest where he served as secondary coach. Austin went on to serve on the coaching staffs at Syracuse and Michigan before joining the Seattle Seahawks' staff in 03, helping Seattle advance to Super Bowl XL in 06.
He then joined the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff as coach of defensive backs in 2007. He helped the team reach Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.
He then had coaching stints with the Florida Gators under Urban Meyer, and then with the Baltimore Ravens as a defensive backs coach and was apart of their Super Bowl winning team that defeated the San Francisco 49ers.