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Old 01-10-2009, 09:01 AM   #407
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O達RIEN JOINING MANGINI?

Posted by Mike Florio on January 9, 2009, 5:21 p.m. EST

A league source tells us that Broncos special teams coordinator Scott O達rien is expected to join Eric Mangini痴 coaching staff in Cleveland.

Per the source, O達rien is informing others in the league of his imminent arrival.

O達rien is not one of the six assistant coaches whom the Broncos will encourage the team痴 next head coach to retain.

O達rien began his NFL coaching career in Cleveland, working as special teams coach from 1991 through 1995. He went with the franchise to Baltimore, and stayed through 1998.

He spent the next six years in Carolina as the special teams coach, and then spent two seasons in Miami with Nick Saban as 田oordinator of football operations/assistant to the head coach.

Though his official duties might have included stocking Saban痴 office with Little Debbie cakes, folks with the Dolphins at the time suspected that O達rien also was Saban痴 extra set of eyes and ears.

After Saban went to Alabama, O達rien landed in Denver, where he has spent the last two seasons.
It will be very interesting to me to see how O'Brien does in Cleveland. I always got the impression that Shanahan considered STs as something that barely registered on his radar, ergo, it's constant failure throughout Shanahan's reign. BTW, what ever happened to that Dominic Hixon guy?
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