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The Ravens were in search for a new offensive coordinator after they watched Jim Caldwell become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Once former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak emerged as a candidate, the team moved swiftly to hire him, along with former Houston OC Rick Dennison to be the quarterbacks coach.
Kubiak was fired this year during a season in which the Texans finished 2-14. He had been with them for eight seasons.
Regarded as one of the better offensive-minded coaches in the NFL, Kubiak has coached in three Super Bowl-winning teams as an assistant coach.
Kubiak became head coach of Houston in 2006 and led the franchise to its first division crown, playoff berth and playoff win in 2011. Kubiak followed that up with a 12-4 campaign in 2012 and another playoff win in the Wild Card Round.
He did all of this with an offense that routinely ranked among the NFL's best, and it was built on a strong running game. Houston set a franchise-record 153.0 rushing yards per game in 2011, which also ranked second in the NFL.
His offenses also got it done through the air. Between 2009-2012, Houston's passing offense ranked seventh, seventh, 10th and 11th, respectively.
Overall, it's a huge win for Baltimore. They ranked 29th in total offense and 30th in rushing offense last year, while also allowing the fourth-most sacks (48) of any team.
Hiring him was also a huge win for quarterback Joe Flacco, who regressed in 2013 on his way to throwing 22 interceptions and only 19 touchdowns.