Dennison chosen as Houston's offensive coordinator

Gary Kubiak is replacing Mike Shanahan’s son with a former Shanahan assistant.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Rick Dennison will be the next offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans.  Kyle Shanahan recently left to join his father in Washington.

Kubiak and Dennison worked together in Denver for five seasons before Kubiak got the Texans job.  Dennison worked in Denver for 15 years.  It’s unclear if he will call the plays in Houston.

The news caps a day where Mike Shanahan’s influence was felt all over the league.  His former assistant Alex Gibbs is a new feather in Pete Carroll’s cap.  Shanahan met with Jim Haslett and made a run at Romeo Crennel.  And now Dennison will help replace Gibbs in Houston.

Look for running backs coach Bobby Turner to soon join Dennison as a Denver coach leaving Josh McDaniels’ staff.  Turner will work for — you guessed it — Mike Shanahan.