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4:40 p.m. MST: So, sitting in the team meeting room for the press conference announcing Josh McDaniels as the new Denver Broncos Head Coach, it seems like it might even be a little bit more of a circus than the last time the media was gathered here.
The room is pretty crowded, and there are media members here that even our acclaimed media relations intern Brad Gee doesn’t recognize. That shows the wide-spread interest in the event.
4:49 p.m. MST: I count about 25 video cameras and about a dozen still photographers. Almost every seat is full in the meeting room, and Broncos staff members are lining the walls — so far it’s mostly the PR staff.
We’re about 10 minutes away from the conference.
4:55 p.m. MST: Head Athletic Trainer Steve Antonopulos and Strength and Conditioning Coach Rich Tuten have arrived, and Vice President of Football Operations/Player Personnel Jim Goodman and Assistant General Managers Jeff Goodman and Brian Xanders are in the room as well.
The room is growing silent as the press conference should begin shortly — the crowd is still growing as more Broncos staff members make their way into the meeting room.
5:00 p.m. MST: Vice President of Public Relations Jim Saccomano is addressing the crowd — he says President and CEO Pat Bowlen will address the crowd first, followed by new Head Coach Josh McDaniels.
The owner and coach have just walked into the room.
5:01 p.m. MST: “I’m ecstatic, I’m excited, I’m ready to introduce the new coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniels,” Bowlen says and gives McDaniels a handshake.
“I’m excited and looking forward very much to the opportunity to lead this team,” McDaniels says.