The Denver Broncos are seeking permission from the Carolina Panthers to speak with their head coach, John Fox, the Denver Post reports. Fox will not have his contract renewed by the Panthers, but he is still under contract with the team for a few more weeks.
Fox has coached the Panthers since 2002 and led the team to Super Bowl XXXVIII (though they lost to the New England Patriots, 32-29). He has a 73-71 record in nine seasons. He has a defensive background, serving as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator (1997-2001) before coaching the Panthers.
The Broncos have received permission to speak with and have scheduled an interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter. Koetter has been the team's offensive coordinator since 2007 and has had offenses in the middle of the pack. Before joining the Jaguars, he had been the head coach at Boise State (1998-2000) and then at Arizona State (2001-2006), having winning records with both teams.
Rick Dennison will also receive an interview with the Broncos, who included him in their previous head coaching search before settling on Josh McDaniels in 2009. For Houston, Dennison became Gary Kubiak's offensive coordinator in 2009 after spending 2006-2008 at the same position with the Broncos. Dennison's NFL playing career (1982-1990) was spent with the Broncos.
Both Koetter and Dennison will interview with the team on Monday, Jan. 10. Perry Fewell and Eric Studesville will have their interviews on Sunday, Jan. 9.