Posted Fri Jan 7th by Monty
Remove another candidate from the Denver Broncos head coaching search.
The Broncos’ interest in Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh has cooled, reports Mike Klis of The Denver Post, citing an NFL source. Harbaugh, who is in high-demand this offseason, apparently didn’t reciprocate interest in Denver and is thought to be outside the Broncos’ willing price range anyway.
John Elway, the Broncos’ new football operations boss, did let Harbaugh know earlier in the week that he was interested. But the Stanford coach seemed to show only backburner interest in the Broncos as he met first with the San Francisco 49ers, then the Miami Dolphins and Stanford officials.
Why the lack of interest from Harbaugh though? It strikes us as very odd that a college coach who supposedly wants to get back into the NFL wouldn’t jump at an opportunity to interview with the Denver Broncos. Is it the new man in charge, Elway? Does it have to do with Brian Xanders or Joe Ellis?
It seems more likely to us that the 49ers and Dolphins interviews were solely used as leverage to up his contract in Stanford. Maybe Harbaugh isn’t interested in the NFL at all.
Either way, with Mike Mularkey canceling his Broncos interview, the Broncos’ head coach candidate list is suddenly paper thin. The Broncos will interview Perry Fewell and Eric Studesville this weekend.