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Broncos exec Matt Russell wants college AD job

Earlier this offseason, the Broncos blocked the Chargers from interviewing director of player personnel Matt Russell for a General Manager job.

Now, he might be headed back to school.

According to the Denver Post, Russell is already a “known candidate” to replace ousted Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn.

Russell played linebacker at Colorado in the mid-1990s, and the lure of the alma mater might be enough to pull him away from a good NFL gig.

Russell is effectively the right hand to Broncos boss John Elway, though there have been some changes. Elway brought in former Browns G.M. Tom Heckert after letting personnel man Keith Kidd go, so there would be some experience in house if Russell got the Buffaloes job.

When blocked from the Chargers job, Russell said he wanted “to be part of something special in the state I love.”

Working at the University he attended would apparently qualify as well.


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4 Responses to “Broncos exec Matt Russell wants college AD job”
  1. atwatercrushesokoye says: May 29, 2013 5:48 PM

    I’m pretty sure the Broncos didn’t block the move, rather Russell declined to be interviewed, if he knew about his chances at the Colorado AD job that would explain that.

    As for Elway having experience with him, yes he now has Heckert BUT this is Elway’s 3rd year on the job and based on him taking a 4-12 team with the 2nd pick in the draft, and a fullback as a QB and turned them into a 13-3 team in two years, I think he’s proven himself adept at the job and can handle things if Russell does leave.

  2. grantgoodman93 says: May 29, 2013 6:52 PM

    As a current Buffalo, I would love this. Bohn was here way too long and watched as Dan Hawkins ran this program to the ground and played his horrid son Troy at QB for 3 years. Both Hawkins and Bohn should have been gone after that debacle. Regardless, happened now. Hope we get this guy. GO BUFFS

  3. nightofthehipple says: May 29, 2013 7:13 PM

    His promising NFL career was cut short by injury, so I hope he lands whatever job he desires and finds success and happiness doing it.

  4. metrocritical says: May 29, 2013 7:14 PM

    Matt Russell showed some promise as a LB on the Lions’ roster way back until a nasty knee injury derailed his career. The poor kid rehabbed his way back but the morons running the team stuck him on special teams and he blew his knee out on the first kick of the next season. In a roundabout way, that play launched his next career. Good luck, Matt.

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