Sport Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator
Browns continue coaching search, interview Eagles' Schwartz
CLEVELAND (AP) Jim Schwartz began his NFL career as a gofer with the Browns. If he comes back, he can boss people around. The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator, who started out as a scout and errand runner under coach Bill Belichick in Cleveland, interviewed Wednesday to be the Browns' next coach. Schwartz has more head coaching experience than any of the other five candidates who have spoken to the team.Schwartz had a five-year run as Detroit's coach, and he long has been regarded as one of the league's top assistants.
The Vikings didn’t have to go far to find their new offensive coordinator.
Gary Kubiak, who spent last season as the Vikings’ assistant head coach and offensive advisor, will now get the offensive coordinator title, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 58-year-old Kubiak is the former head coach of the Texans and Broncos, and former offensive coordinator of the Broncos and Ravens.
John Donovan leaves Jaguars to become Univ. of Washington’s offensive coordinator
There was some speculation that Kellen Moore might take the offensive coordinator job at the University of Washington this offseason, but word this week has been that he’s staying in that position with the Cowboys and there’s more evidence that he’s staying put. © Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Two footballs with the Washington Huskies' logo on them during a college football game between the Washington Huskies and the UCLA Bruins on October 6, 2018 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Washington head coach Jimmy Lake announced on Friday that John Donovan will be the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The Vikings were seeking a new offensive coordinator after Kevin Stefanski left to become the Browns’ head coach. Head coach Mike Zimmer has said this offseason that he thinks the Vikings’ offensive system is fundamentally sound and doesn’t need to be radically remade, so it’s not surprising that he decided to stay in house for Stefanski’s replacement.
Kubiak’s son, Vikings quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak, was also thought to be a candidate for the offensive coordinator job, but he’ll apparently work under his dad for another season.
Jaguars hire Jay Gruden as OC .
The Jacksonville Jaguars hired former Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday. Gruden called plays throughout his tenure with the Redskins and prior to that when he served as the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator. He is a disciple of the West Coast offense. Gruden led the Redskins from 2014 until his firing five games into the 2019 season. He amassed a 35-49-1 record as the head coach in Washington.The Jaguars began searching for a new offensive coordinator after firing John DeFilippo at the end of his first season.
Gary Kubiak hired as Vikings offensive coordinator
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