Broncos hire Cory Undlin as secondary coach, replaces Ron Milus

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Cory Undlin, Denver Broncos secondary coach. Photo credit: Denver Broncos

DENVER — The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday night the contract of secondary coach Ron Milus was not renewed.

Milus coached the team’s defensive secondary for the last two seasons.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw a 70 yard bomb over the Broncos’ secondary Saturday to score the game-tying touchdown with 31 seconds left in the AFC Divisional playoff.

Flacco also threw touchdown passes of 59 yards and 32 yards against the Broncos Saturday.

The Ravens eventually won the game 38-35 in double overtime, eliminating the No. 1 seed Denver Broncos from the playoffs on their home field.

The Broncos announced Tuesday the team promoted Cory Undlin to secondary coach.

Undlin, 41, spent the 2012 season as Denver’s defensive quality control coach and help the team post the largest defensive scoring improvement in the NFL.

“Cory Undlin is an experienced defensive backs coach who has great familiarity with that role as well as our players and concepts,” head coach John Fox said.

“He has coached the position with multiple NFL teams, including under Jack Del Rio with the Jaguars. I am confident he will be a great fit and get the most out of our secondary.”

“This wasn’t about one play or one game,” Fox said.

Undlin has worked with defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as his defensive backs coach in the past. His quick hiring indicates the coaching change would’ve taken place regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s game.

“I appreciate all of Ron Milus’ hard work and wish him the best,” Fox said.