January 22, 2005 - When the Denver Broncos completed their 2004 season, coach Mike Shanahan said he didn't know what moves were in store for his coaching staff. Two weeks later, the picture is far clearer. With tight ends coach Brian Pariani taking the offensive coordinator's job at Syracuse as expected Friday, the Broncos have an opening on their offensive staff to go with at least two defensive openings. Defensively, Shanahan is looking for a secondary coach. The Broncos asked for permission to speak to Washington Redskins assistant Steve Jackson, a former Houston Oilers safety, this past week but were denied because Jackson is under contract with the team.
Robinson taps NFL vet for offensive coordinator - Daily Orange - Tim Gorman
1/21/2005 - Brian Pariani was hired as the Syracuse football team's new offensive coordinator; head coach Greg Robinson announced this morning. Pariani was the tight ends coach with the Denver Broncos for the past 10 years. The hiring is SU's most anticipated since Robinson was announced as head coach on Jan. 11. Pariani and Robinson share a close relationship dating back to 1987, when both coached at UCLA, Pariani as an undergraduate assistant and Robinson as defensive line coach. In 1990, Pariani joined the NFL's San Francisco 49ers as a scouting assistant and later became San Francisco's offensive coaches assistant. He was hired by the Denver Broncos in 1995, the same year Robinson joined the team as defensive coordinator. In fact, Pariani recommended Robinson for the job, and was instrumental in bringing him to Denver.
Broncos tight ends coach Pariani heading to Syracuse - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Friday, January 21, 2005 - Denver Broncos tight ends coach Brian Pariani has become the offensive coordinator at Syracuse University. Pariani was introduced at a news conference at the school this morning. Pariani flew to Syracuse on Thursday night for the second time this week after being offered the job Monday. Syracuse's new head coach is Greg Robinson, a former Broncos' defensive coordinator who worked with Pariani in Denver. Robinson offered the job to Denver quarterbacks coach Pat McPherson last week but McPherson turned him down. Pariani has been the Broncos tight ends coach since 1995.
Pariani Moves On to Syracuse - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, January 21, 2005 - Brian Pariani traded one combination of orange and blue for another. After serving 10 seasons as the Broncos' tight ends coach, where he tutored a pair of Pro Bowlers in Shannon Sharpe and Dwayne Carswell, Pariani accepted the offensive coordinator position at Syracuse, giving him his first full-time college coaching job. Syracuse announced the news on its athletic Web site Friday. All of Pariani's paid coaching experience came in the NFL. He was a graduate assistant at UCLA in 1989 before joining the San Francisco 49ers a year later as a scouting assistant. He then worked four seasons as the 49ers' offensive coaches assistant before following Mike Shanahan to Denver when he assumed the Broncos' head-coaching reins in 1995.
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