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Carolina's McCoy up for job in Denver?

1/16/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Keep an eye on this name in the coming days: Mike McCoy.

He's the Carolina quarterbacks coach, but he could be a candidate to join the Broncos, perhaps as offensive coordinator. There's been some buzz about Denver's interest in McCoy and I just ran that by a league source that acknowledged there is at least an interest. Not sure yet if the Broncos have been given permission by the Panthers to talk to McCoy, but I'll keep checking.

It would make sense because McCoy is viewed as an up-and-coming coach. The former Utah quarterback came close to getting Carolina's coordinator job two years ago when Dan Henning was fired. But the Panthers chose to hire Jeff Davidson and added "passing game coordinator'' to McCoy's title.

The thinking at the time was McCoy might have been just a little too young. But there's a sentiment around the league that this guy is ready for a coordinator's job.