AP source: Ex-Texans head coach Gary Kubiak hired by Baltimore Ravens to run offense

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Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

OWINGS MILL, Maryland - Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has been hired to be the Baltimore Ravens' new offensive coordinator, said a person familiar with the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the Ravens had not announced the hiring. The 52-year-old Kubiak replaces Jim Caldwell, who left to become coach of the Detroit Lions.

Kubiak was offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos for three years before being named Houston's head coach in 2006. He was fired on Dec. 6 of this season after the Texans started 2-11.

He had a 61-64 regular season record and went 2-2 in the postseason with Houston.

Kubiak takes over an offense that was ranked 29th in the NFL. Baltimore went 8-8 after winning the Super Bowl last year.

Former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Ravens receivers coach Jim Hostler were interviewed twice for the job, along with Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson.

Wilson was eliminated from contention on Saturday.

Kubiak, a late candidate for the post, and will be asked to improve a running attack that produced only seven touchdowns and averaged a franchise-worst 3.1 yards per carry. In addition, Super Bowl MVP  Joe Flacco threw a career-high 22 interceptions.

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