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Posted at 3:52 PM ET, 01/13/2011

John Fox reaches agreement to become Denver Broncos' head coach

By Cindy Boren

Let's let John Elway, vice-president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, deliver the news:

I am excited to announce that John Fox has agreed to terms to become the 14th head coach in Denver Broncos history.less than a minute ago via web

Thanks, John. I'll take it from here.

Elway added, via Twitter: "Coach Fox is a great fit for us not only with his coaching ability but also his personality. He is a dynamic and proven leader who will energize our entire organization. John has coached great defenses, turned teams around and been to Super Bowls."

Fox, in a statement tweeted by the team, said: "I am very thankful to Pat Bowlen and John Elway for giving me the opportunity to coach a football team with such a proud tradition. The Broncos have a culture of winning, and I am excited to continue that legacy."

Fired at the end of the season by the Panthers, Fox is 73-71 and took Carolina to the Super Bowl in 2003. Stranded by weather earlier this week, Fox finally made it to Denver on Wednesday for an interview. interview.

Welcome to Denver Coach Fox! Can't wait to get to work with you!!! About Coach Fox RT @johnelway: He is a dynamic and proven leader...less than a minute ago via HootSuite

By Cindy Boren  | January 13, 2011; 3:52 PM ET
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Oh good, we hired the only coach with a worse record than we had this year. GO BRONCOS!

Posted by: DenverDC411 | January 13, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, DenverDC411. I love the openness with which Elway made the hire, though. Totally transparent, tweeted it and eliminated the "anonymous sources" and "reports" and such. Very straightforward. May he also remain so.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | January 13, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

We're already a dynamic team. Meaning, our season records continue to get worse.
Something about 73-71 doesn't really excite me. :-(

Posted by: KBurchfiel | January 13, 2011 6:20 PM | Report abuse

To you Broncos fans, at least Fox won't trade your best talent away like the last coach did. And he may bring back the Orange Crush, you guys haven't had an imposing defense since Atwater played. If Elway lets Fox focus on the 'D' and Fox lets Elway and the OC do their thing, you guys could be an interesting team for years to come.

Posted by: clark202 | January 13, 2011 6:51 PM | Report abuse

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