John Harbaugh says he knows of no change in Gary Kubiak's plan to return

On Tuesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said "as far as he knows" Gary Kubiak is returning.

Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's previously announced plans to remain with the Ravens haven't changed, coach John Harbaugh said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Harbaugh indicated that "as far as he knows," Kubiak hasn't changed his mind even with the Denver Broncos' head-coaching vacancy and will return for next season.

"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. Of course, I was pleased as heck to hear that, to talk to Gary about that leading up to that and then that day. I told him, 'That's music to my ears.' He's very happy as here. His family is happy here. I think all the coaches feel good about where they're at right now. As far as I know, nothing has changed."

Harbaugh said the Ravens are extremely pleased that Kubiak said he intends to remain with the team going forward. Kubiak issued a statement saying that Sunday night.

Harbaugh also said secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo has been granted permission to interview Wednesday for the New York Giants' defensive coordinator position. The Baltimore Sun had previously reported that Spagnuolo would interview this week for the job.

Spagnuolo coached the Giants' defense previously when they won a Super Bowl and is one of the most popular assistant coaches in franchise history.

"Steve has been given permission to interview for that job," Harbaugh said. "We'll see how that plays out. Steve is a great coach. He's done a great job with the guys throughout the course of the season.

"Obviously, a tremendously experienced coach. He's been a head coach, he's been a coordinator and that's not something that we would want to hold him back from as an opportunity. I don't know what's going to happen with that, but that's something he deserves an opportunity to look at."

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