The Ravens announced this afternoon that former Texans' head coach Gary Kubiak will take over as the team's new offensive coordinator, replacing departed Jim Caldwell, who recently accepted the Detroit Lions' head coaching job.
Kubiak will bring his former Texans' offensive coordinator, Rick Dennison, in tow, to coach quarterback Joe Flacco. (And Flacco's back-up, of course.)
After interviewing coaches from both the pro and college ranks, the hiring of Kubiak—who was also in the running for the head coaching job in Detroit—will likely be viewed as an excellent pick up for the Ravens. A longtime former NFL quarterback, Kubiak was a successful offensive coordinator in Denver and directed successful offense teams during his years with the Texans.
“We left no stone unturned in this search,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “We are excited about the result and cannot wait to get to work."
Hey, the only place to go is up for the Ravens, who finished 29th last year in total offense and dead last in average rush per carry.
According to the Ravens' website, the Kubiak-led Texans ranked in the top 10 of league offenses four of the past six years and just outside the top ten in the other two years.
Kubiak had a health scare when he was carried off the field last year after collapsing on the sideline during a game against the Colts, but the 52-year-old coach now appears to have bounced back. Here's hoping the Ravens put up a ton of points next season and he has a (relatively) stress-free year.