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Denver Broncos promote quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator

8:59 AM, Jan 17, 2013   |    comments
ENGLEWOOD, CO - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Adam Gase of the Denver Broncos poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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Just 48 hours after the position was vacated by Mike McCoy, the Broncos promoted current quarterback's coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator. McCoy accepted the head-coaching job with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday.

This weekend, the Broncos staff will be heading to Honolulu to coach the AFC team in the Pro Bowl. They were "awarded" the honor after losing to the Raven's in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.

Gase will be entering his ninth season in the NFL this fall and fifth year with the Broncos. He spent the last two seasons coaching Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and the rest of Denver's QBs. Prior to that, he spent two years instructing Denver's wide receivers. Gase was brought into the organization by Josh McDaniels.

"Adam was an integral part of the success we had offensively this season and was heavily involved in all aspects of our game plan, both during the week and on gameday," Fox said in the team's press release. "Maintaining that continuity with our offense was very important in this decision. While we did speak with several qualified candidates, it became clear that Adam was the best fit to be our offensive coordinator. His coaching background along with his familiarity with our players is very strong. He did a great job working with Peyton and all of our quarterbacks the last two seasons. Adam is a bright coach with a great future, and I am confident he'll have success in his new role."

Before joining the Broncos, Gase was an offensive assistant for San Francisco in 2008 after coaching three seasons (2005-07) with Detroit, including serving as the club's quarterbacks coach during the 2007 campaign. He began his coaching career in 2000 at Louisiana State University and worked at the school until taking a position in the Lions' scouting department in 2003.

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