From CNNSI.com: Mike Shanahan hired Rick Dennison, his offensive line coach, to replace Gary Kubiak as his offensive coordinator. The most important paragraph of the story is the last:
Dennison has been with the Broncos since Shanahan was hired as coach in 1995.Not for nothing, but how does a linebacker become an offensive coordinator, by way of great offensive line coach?
The former Broncos linebacker (1982-90) appeared in three Super Bowls as a
player and served as the team's offensive line coach for the last five seasons.
During that time, the Broncos rushed for an NFL-best 11,644 yards and
surrendered the fifth-fewest sacks (151), including a franchise-low 15 in 2004.
Study the opposition long enough, you understand it better than most. Well enough to become the opposition. There's a lesson in this somewhere.