What's next with the Ravens' coaching staff

Steve Spagnuolo would be an ideal replacement for the defensive backs coaching job. - Jeff Curry

The Ravens filled its most important position. Now it's time to round out the group.

The Ravens are almost set with its coaching staff now that Gary Kubiak has been hired to be the team's offensive coordinator.

But there area couple of more assistant jobs to fill before everything is said and done.

Here's what we know: Kubiak was hired to oversee the offense, with Rick Dennison on board to coach quarterbacks. After 15 years with the Ravens, tight ends coach Wade Harman is out the door and Brian Pariani is on his way in.

There's still an opening with running backs coach on offense and defensive backs coach on defense. And then there's Jim Hostler, the supposed front-runner for the offensive coordinator job kicked aside at the last moment.

So here's what's left to play out:

Running backs coach: Conventional wisdom would suggest Kubiak brings in someone he's worked with before. Two names that should excite Ravens fans would be Chick Harris and Bobby Turner. Both have a great reputation of developing running backs and understand Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme perfectly.

Wide receivers coach: Harbaugh made it a point on Monday to leave Hostler's name in the air. But the more time that goes by, the more likely Hostler is likely to stay in Baltimore. So this could be a situation that works out with Hostler staying put, even after he was heavily considered for a promotion.

Defensive backs coach: On the other side of the ball, the Ravens still have to replace Teryl Austin. The easy choice would be to promote Steve Spagnuolo, who served as a defensive assistant in 2013. His specialty on that side of the ball is the secondary, which would seemingly make him the top candidate for the position.


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