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Ravens to hire Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator, official announcement scheduled for 3 p.m.

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Rick Dennison is also expected to be on the coaching staff.

Gary Kubiak will be the next Ravens offensive coordinator.
Gary Kubiak will be the next Ravens offensive coordinator.
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At 3 p.m. Monday, the Ravens are expected to officially announce that Gary Kubiak will be the next offensive coordinator for the franchise.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens hiring Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator; Rick Dennison expected to join staff, unclear if other staff announcements will be made</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/427867142063927296">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s expected that Kubiak will be at today&#39;s press conference. But again, not sure about what other changes will be announced.</p>&mdash; Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffzrebiecsun/statuses/427868764500025344">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens will announce the hire of Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator at 3 pm.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/427869478677131264">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Finger prints of owner, Steve Bisciotti, and general manager Ozzie Newsome all over possible Kubiak hiring. Harbaugh was non-factor.</p>&mdash; Mike Preston (@MikePrestonSun) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikePrestonSun/statuses/427831002195435520">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The last tweet from Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston is telling, considering that Jim Hostler was leading the way for the job it seemed. That would insinuate that Harbaugh wanted Hostler and that Ozzie Newsome and Steve Bisciotti were thinking otherwise.

In addition, Kyle Shanahan will not join the Ravens and be a part of their offensive staff.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kyle Shanahan won&#39;t be joining the Ravens&#39; staff, according to a league source</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/427882767847026688">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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It would seem that the Ravens could wind up with an offensive coaching staff reminiscent of what the Houston Texans have had the last few years. And given the success the Texans had on that side of the ball prior to 2013, especially in the running game, I think Ravens fans will be just fine with that — if not ecstatic.

You can watch the 3 p.m. presser at BaltimoreRavens.com.