Not surprisingly, Kubiak said during his news conference today that senior defensive assistant Frank Bush will be among the candidates to interview for the now-vacant defensive coordinator position. Bush has spent two seasons with the Texans in his current position, working closely with the defensive line. He spent the 2006 season with the Arizona Cardinals as the assistant head coach/linebackers and has 18 seasons of experience as an NFL coach and scout.
"I think a great deal of Frank and his knowledge and his passion for this game," Kubiak said. "He's going to be a part of our staff."
Kubiak has yet to put together a list of other coaches who he might target for the position formerly held by Richard Smith. He said that he prefers but does not require that the new coordinator come from a 4-3 scheme and that he will not limit the search to candidates who have experience as play-calling coordinators. That means a guy like Bush has just as good of a shot as anybody, but it looks like there will be plenty of high-profile candidates on the job market this offseason.