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Klint Kubiak expected to join Broncos staff

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  Head Coach Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos addresses the media during the Super Bowl 50 MVP trophy presentation at the Moscone Center West on February 8, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Von Miller #58 of the Broncos was the games MVP.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Broncos lost a second-generation assistant coach this week when Brian Callahan left his post as an offensive assistant to become the quarterbacks coach for the Lions.

It looks like they’ll be adding another one to the staff and this one brings a close relationship with head coach Gary Kubiak with him to Denver. According to multiple reports from Kansas, Klint Kubiak is leaving his job as the University of Kansas’ wide receivers coach to join his dad’s staff with the Broncos.

The younger Kubiak spent one year in that role with the Jayhawks and was on the Vikings staff as a quality control and assistant wide receivers coach in 2013 and 2014. He began his coaching career at Texas A&M in 2011.

There hasn’t been any word of assistants other than Callahan leaving the Broncos in the wake of their Super Bowl victory.

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29 Responses to “Klint Kubiak expected to join Broncos staff”
  1. mropinionguy says: Feb 16, 2016 6:38 PM

    Nepotism in sports management is rampant, it’s impossible to believe that there wasn’t a better candidate out there.

  2. truthpwns says: Feb 16, 2016 6:43 PM

    so kinda like Ron Howard letting Clint Howard act in Apollo 13

  3. canadapackers says: Feb 16, 2016 6:46 PM

    That is the one thing that I hate about the NFL – the nepotism is the most obvious and widely triumphed of any of the major professional sports. It is one thing to give the son or grandson or other relative a chance to make a team, it is another to fill a roster with the same when they probably have not either played the game at the highest level or in many cases played the game even at the college level.

  4. baldbuc says: Feb 16, 2016 6:51 PM

    Nepotism, the belief that someone is superior simply because they came from you.

  5. stealthjunk says: Feb 16, 2016 6:52 PM

    Seems like it’d be impossible to break into the NFL coaching ranks with such little experience were it not for nepotism.

  6. whoareyoutoquestionme says: Feb 16, 2016 6:54 PM

    Next up, Peyton Manning’s 4 year old son gets six figure office job with the Denver Broncos.

  7. joedirte says: Feb 16, 2016 6:55 PM

    This is all favoritism and nepotism. But in 4 or 5 years when the Broncos want a new qb they will bring in Kyle Shanahan to be the HC with the younger Kubiak taking over as the OC.

  8. clownsfan says: Feb 16, 2016 7:07 PM

    Klint w/a “K”?

  9. upnorthvikesfan says: Feb 16, 2016 7:11 PM

    We can call it nepotism all we want. However, the number of good collage & NFL level assistant coaches really isn’t that big. Not to hard to imagine that some of the better ones are offspring of other coaches. So it’s easy to see it as nepotism, but it’s also easy to see where he is the right man for the job.

  10. broncodanny says: Feb 16, 2016 7:15 PM

    C’mon….. Really…. Who cares… He is probably a good coach… His Dad sure is!

  11. badmoonrison says: Feb 16, 2016 7:26 PM

    The Ghost of Shanahan forbids you!! Nice name. Eastwood in the house!

  12. boogerhut says: Feb 16, 2016 7:34 PM

    So I guess that all the 2nd and 3rd generation NASCAR and NHRA drivers are no good either? There’s no stock in eating and breathing a certain sport from birth might actually make you better than your average pop warner coach? Nope, that’s all mumbo jumbo voodoo stuff alright.

  13. eagles3333 says: Feb 16, 2016 7:39 PM

    How many people crying nepotism got a job because of someone they knew? I did, and most of my friends did. It is not what you know, it is who you know. Yes, it is Gary’s son, but he has worked hard to get an opportunity. Plus, it is not like he will be the O coordinator. Good for him.

  14. dscol715 says: Feb 16, 2016 7:48 PM

    If the NFL was serious about improving diversity in the coaching ranks this is the kind of stuff they would look at. Every one of these entry level jobs that goes to someone’s kid, nephew or buddy is one less opportunity for someone outside of the club.

  15. tjacks7 says: Feb 16, 2016 7:53 PM

    Coach Kubiak… Want to adopt a new 30 year old son? Seems like the easiest route to get into the NFL as a coach.

  16. dexx57 says: Feb 16, 2016 8:10 PM

    Huge nepotism

  17. youknowiknowitall says: Feb 16, 2016 8:13 PM

    Next up, Peyton Manning’s 4 year old son gets six figure office job with the Denver Broncos …

    and then get busted on a DUI.

  18. tjacks7 says: Feb 16, 2016 8:15 PM

    This is the new Rooney Rule. You have to interview your closest living relative before you can fire a new coach.

  19. givemethehighgear says: Feb 16, 2016 8:25 PM

    Yeah because a coach from the loser cesspool that is Kansas is a guy you want coaching professionals.

  20. driftw00d says: Feb 16, 2016 9:39 PM

    I’m sure he will fit in fine with the Bronkos

  21. mogogo1 says: Feb 16, 2016 10:09 PM

    Rather strangely, despite KU being winless last season this is the SECOND position coach they’ve lost over the offseason to far better jobs. (Arkansas took their running backs coach a few days ago.)

  22. richardernsberger says: Feb 16, 2016 10:38 PM

    Klint with a K? Oh, my—that’s fairly goofy. But we’ll forgive his Dad for that odd decision because he did a tremendous job with the Broncos this year.

  23. godenbroncos says: Feb 16, 2016 11:01 PM

    Wade Phillips

  24. sgruth33 says: Feb 17, 2016 12:20 AM

    One reason why the Rooney rule is needed

  25. broncosrchamps says: Feb 17, 2016 1:32 AM

    LOL big deal. He spent a yr on the Vikings staff and some time in collage. So what it’s nepotism, that’s how the world works for silver spooners.

  26. vicnocal says: Feb 17, 2016 2:05 AM

    Yeah, I’m sure Pro Bowlers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders can learn a lot from him.

  27. danm1978 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:29 AM

    eagles3333 says:
    Feb 16, 2016 7:39 PM
    How many people crying nepotism got a job because of someone they knew? I did, and most of my friends did. It is not what you know, it is who you know. Yes, it is Gary’s son, but he has worked hard to get an opportunity. Plus, it is not like he will be the O coordinator. Good for him.
    ————————————-
    I did…..
    I have more of an issue with his name beginning with a K than i do of him being brought into the Broncos Staff.
    If he was a total idiot, he wouldn’t get anywhere near.

  28. kylexitron says: Feb 17, 2016 4:31 AM

    Come on guys. It’s an assistant coach job. It’s not like he hired him as a coordinator or even a position coach. Has trolling become so difficult that now we need to pretend to be incensed about all the poor assistant coaches out there who didn’t get a shot at the job? Do you think a professional NFL coach who just won a super bowl is going to hand the job to his kid if he didn’t think he was capable? And I say this all as a Seahawks fan not a bronco homer. Gimme a break. Football fans will find anything to whine about. Goodells salary, Kubuak hires his kid, cam newton is a baby. What’s next? Going to start a crusade about what’s available in the team cafeteria?

  29. mropinionguy says: Feb 17, 2016 5:37 AM

    How do you know he worked hard? Kansas certainly isn’t any better from what I can see.

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