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Gary Kubiak will not return to the Denver Broncos in a coaching role

Broncos ask permission to interview Munchak for OL
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Posted at 2:43 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 18:54:58-05

DENVER -- The Broncos are in the market for an offensive coordinator. After several discussions over the past few days, Gary Kubiak will not join Vic Fangio’s coaching staff.

Denver7 also confirmed Friday from sources that the Broncos asked to interview San Francisco 49ers quarterback coach Rich Scangarello regarding the team's offensive coordinator position, though the request was denied Friday afternoon.

The team had discussed Kubiak returning as the offensive boss but his desire to bring previous staffers with him and philosophical differences led the parties to decide it was not a good fit at this time, according to sources.

However, they are still looking to bulk up their offensive coaching staff with experience. The Broncos are seeking permission from the Pittsburgh Steelers to speak with Mike Munchak about coaching their offensive line. Munchak finished as the runner-up to Fangio for the head-coaching job.

After talking with Munchak, the Broncos thought there could be a fit because of his coaching style and his desire to live in Denver, where he has immediate family.

On Thursday, Fangio expressed interest in talking to Kubiak, who won Super Bowl 50 for the Broncos as a head coach. It is unclear whether Kubiak will remain in the organization in a front-office role, where he has spent the previous two seasons after stepping down as coach due to health reasons.

One thing is clear: if Kubiak wants to return to coaching, it will not be in Denver. But he is still under contract with the Broncos, so there is a chance he stays in a front office role -- though that remains to be seen.