July 25, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back coach Eric Studesville during training camp at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Who will be the Broncos interim coach?

With the news that Denver Broncos head coach John Fox will be out for up to six weeks after undergoing surgery for a valve replacement in his heart, there has been plenty of speculation about who will step up in the interim to take over the head coaching duties for the team.

The obvious choice is Jack Del Rio, who has plenty of head coaching experience from his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but there could be a dark horse candidate in the mix that not many people are talking about.

Enter running backs coach Eric Studesville.

Studesville serves as the team’s interim coach back in 2o10 when the team fired then head coach Josh McDaniels, so he has the experience running the show.

One of the best reasons to give Studesville the reigns would be that it allows the offensive and defensive coordinators to focus on their units without taking on any additional responsibilities.

Adam Gase doesn’t have much to worry about with the offense, especially since Peyton Manning serves as his own offensive coordinator, but Del Rio could benefit on improving his defense. If the team rolls with Studesville, the struggling defense will still get the full focus of Del Rio and it will allow them to continue working together as a unit and moving towards the production that we saw just a year ago.

Denver will decide in the coming days who the interim coach will be, but don’t be surprised if Studesville is the name to be called.

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