Head Coach John Harbaugh hasn't spoken with Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak about the head coaching opening in Denver, but he's still banking on Kubiak staying in Baltimore.
In a statement released Sunday night, Kubiak said he would remain the Ravens offensive coordinator despite interest from other teams to make him their head coach.
But that commitment has been questioned by media pundits since John Fox was let go in Denver on Monday night, creating an opening in Kubiak's old stomping grounds.
"As far as I know, nothing has changed," Harbaugh said. "I'm not aware of any change of anything that has taken place between then and now."
Kubiak spent nine years as Broncos General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway's backup quarterback in Denver, then 11 years as a Broncos coach. That's two decades in Denver.
Harbaugh said he has not gotten an explicit confirmation from Kubiak since news of Fox's dismissal, however.
"I haven't sat down with Gary and interrogated him about it. Maybe I should," Harbaugh said with a laugh. "Out of respect, he's told me he's planning on being here."
Harbaugh said the Broncos have not reached out to the Ravens to request an interview, although he did add that they could. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos will.
"I just think if that happens, we'll cross that bridge when we get there," Harbaugh said. "I don't really want to put [Kubiak] on the spot like that; I want to be respectful. I'm planning on Gary being back. If that changes, we'll deal with it if it comes up. But I don't anticipate that changing at this time."
When talking about coaches on his staff possibly becoming* *head coaches elsewhere, Harbaugh said that "you've got to be happy for them." Harbaugh and the Ravens don't have a history of blocking interviews.
For now, Harbaugh is hoping Kubiak is back in black and purple next year and assuming he will be.
"Of course I'm pleased as heck to hear that [he's staying], to talk to Gary about that leading up to that and that day. I told him that's music to my ears," Harbaugh said.
"He's very happy here. His family is happy here."
In other coaching news, Harbaugh confirmed that Secondary/Assistant Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo will interview for the New York Giants' defensive coordinator job. He's scheduled to interview Wednesday.
Spagnuolo was the Giants' defensive coordinator in 2007-08, and won a Super Bowl there.
"We'll see how that plays out," Harbaugh said. "Steve's a great coach. He did a great job with the guys over the course of the season. … It's something he deserves an opportunity to look at."
Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak has been in the league for more than 30 years as a player and coach.