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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.

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3 Responses to “Dennison chosen as Houston's offensive coordinator”
  1. Pauly1620 says: Jan 12, 2010 7:22 PM

    Good luck Rick! You’ll be missed!

  2. virtualplague says: Jan 12, 2010 7:55 PM

    If I have to hear Mike Shanahans name one more time..

  3. Cecil says: Jan 12, 2010 8:35 PM

    “Kubiak and Dennison worked together in Denver for five seasons before Kubiak got the Texans job.”
    I’m pretty sure they worked together for more than five seasons. They also played together for nearly a decade.
    Good get for Houston. Rick is a good coach. Good luck to a career Bronco (and a Fort Collins boy, to boot).

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