Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is going to announce his team’s new offensive coordinator will be at a press conference later today. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the choice will not be former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Harbaugh is expected to name former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, who used to be Shanahan’s boss in Houston when Shanahan was an offensive coordinator there, to replace Jim Caldwell, who left to become the head coach of the Lions.
However, this doesn’t mean that Shanahan won’t be employed by the Ravens. According to a report, Kubiak may push to get him and Rick Dennison, who became the offensive coordinator when Shanahan left to come to Washington in 2010, named as assistants on the staff.
So perhaps it will be Kubiak as the coordinator and then Shanahan as perhaps the wide receivers coach with Dennison holding another job. It is unlikely that Shanahan would welcome a step down after six years as a coordinator. But it appears that the game of musical chairs with coordinators may be coming to an and and Shanahan may want to take a position somewhere so he doesn’t have to sit out the season.
Update: The Ravens have announced the hiring of Kubiak; there was no mention of Shanahan although Harbaugh did indicate that there could be more coaching changes coming.