The Denver Broncos are in the process of hiring a new head coach for the second consecutive season.
Denver hired former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett last off-season. The move was not successful as Hackett was fired before the end of his first season.
Now the team is looking for his replacement and some prominent names are coming to the fore. Jim Harbaugh and Sean Payton were both frontrunners in the early running, but have recently dropped out.
Well, a new “dark horse” candidate was named for the inauguration by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated — former Stanford coach David Shaw.
from Sports Illustrated,
Finally, some dark horses for you guys. I wouldn’t rule out Frank Reich in Carolina or David Shaw in Denver. I’d also heard that Jim Caldwell interviewed very well in both places. And obviously, whatever Sean Payton decides to do could affect those two teams.
Harbaugh is staying at Michigan and Payton looks set to return to the broadcast booth instead of the sideline.
That could open the door for Shaw, who was one of the most respected college football coaches in the country.