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John Fox hired as Broncos head coach

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The Denver Broncos have named former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox as their new head coach.

“I am excited to announce that John Fox has agreed to terms to become the 14th head coach in Denver Broncos history,” Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway said.

Fox takes over for Josh McDaniels, who was fired before the end of the 2010 regular season.

“Coach Fox is a great fit for us not only with his coaching ability but also with his personality. He is a dynamic and proven leader who will energize our entire organization,” Elway added.

Fox compiled a 73-71 record during his nine seasons as head coach.

"I am very thankful to (owner and CEO) Pat Bowlen and John Elway for giving me the opportunity to coach a football team with such a proud tradition,” Fox said. “The Broncos have a culture of winning, and I am excited to continue that legacy. I can’t wait to get to work, pushing our players to be the best they can be and representing this community as head coach of the Broncos."

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Fox ran a 4-3 defensive scheme with the Panthers, but the Broncos have been running the 3-4 over the past few seasons.

“John has coached great defenses, turned teams around and been to Super Bowls,” Elway said.

FOXSports.com NFL writer Adam Caplan contributed to this report.

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