AFC West: University of Minnesota

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

It appears two former Denver Broncos offensive assistant coaches are getting college offensive coordinator jobs in a two-day span.

According to a source close to the situation, former Denver receivers coach Jedd Fisch is arriving in the Twin Cities on Tuesday afternoon. Barring any unexpected changes he is expected accept the offer to guide the Golden Gophers' offense.

Fisch interviewed for the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator job Monday.

Fisch, 32, was let go by new Denver coach Josh McDaniels late last week. He was let go along with passing game coordinator Jeremy Bates. Bates became the offensive coordinator at USC on Monday.

Bates and Fisch were considered among the best young offensive coaches in the NFL. They were let go because McDaniels will run the passing game and he wanted his own influence. He hired Mike McCoy from Carolina to replace Bates.

Fisch is was lauded for the continued development of Denver receiver Brandon Marshall in 2008 and the sudden impact made by second-round pick Eddie Royal.

Minnesota is coached by former Denver assistant Tim Brewster. Former Denver coach Mike Shanahan highly recommended Fisch for the Minnesota job. Now, the only thing keeping him from joining Brewster's staff is a formal offer and Fisch accepting it.

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