Broncos hire offensive assistant coaches

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:46 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Broncos continued the shake-up of their coaching staff Saturday.

The team named Bob Ligashesky, who had been fired by the Steelers earlier this month, as TE coach and Eric Studesville, who had spent the past six seasons in Buffalo, as RB coach. Also, Denver moved Clancy Barone, who coached the tight ends this past season, to offensive line coach and hired Bob Wylie, a 14-year NFL coaching veteran who had spent the past three seasons in the Canadian Football League, as its assistant OL coach.

Ben McDaniels, who was a Broncos coaching assistant in 2009, was named QB coach, a position formerly held by Mike McCoy, who will continue to serve as the offensive coordinator.

These moves come in the wake of the departures of OL coach Rick Dennison to become the Texans' offensive coordinator and RB coach Bobby Turner to join Mike Shanahan's staff in Washington as assistant head coach/running backs. On the other side of the ball, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan left Denver to take the same job with the Dolphins, reportedly by mutual agreement with head coach Josh McDaniels.