Broncos fire Josh McDaniels, name RB coach Studesville interim coach
The Denver Broncos took a chance on a Bill Belichick disciple hoping Josh McDaniels would bring the New England Patriots' winning ways with him to the Rocky Mountains when they hired him 22 months ago. What they got instead was the ash-gray hoodie and their very own videotaping scandal to go with a pile of losses and personnel blunders that cost him his job not even halfway through his four-year contract. McDaniels was fired Monday in the midst of the franchise's worst skid in four decades. Running backs coach Eric Studesville will serve as interim coach for the final month, succeeding McDaniels, 34, whose hiring by team owner Pat Bowlen in January 2009 is now viewed as a big mistake. "My decision to relieve Josh McDaniels as head coach was not taken lightly. I will always be appreciative of his passion, enthusiasm and hard work, and I thank him for his efforts," Bowlen said in a statement. The rest of his staff, including McDaniels' brother, Ben, who tutors the quarterbacks, will stay on for the final four games. "I am very grateful to Pat Bowlen and the Broncos organization for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach of such a proud franchise," McDaniels said in a statement released by the team. "I would like to thank all of the people who helped us over the last two years. I am especially appreciative of the efforts of every player, coach and member of the personnel department who worked so hard every day. I wish Pat Bowlen and the Broncos organization nothing <b>...</b>
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