The Atlanta Falcons‘ offense has, without question, been their best unit this season, but there is a potential wrench on that side of the ball as the team heads into the upcoming off-season.
#Falcons coach Mike Smith tells reporters that Dirk Koetter interviewed with Boise St. Could actually get his old job back (held it ’98-’00)
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2013
Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has apparently interviewed for the Boise State head coaching job, and he is quite familiar with the job. As Ian Rapoport notes above, Koetter was already the HC there for 3 seasons previously, and according to at least one source, he would likely accept the position if offered.
Dirk Koetter loves Boise. If offered, I would be shocked if he doesn’t take that job.
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) December 9, 2013
Without saying that I’m the biggest Dirk Koetter fan, he has certainly been better than his predecessor, and I have mostly enjoyed the offense under his leadership. This season, the Julio Jones and Steven Jackson injuries threw him (and everyone) for a loop, so he gets a bit of a pass, but as a whole, Atlanta still ranks 13th in total offense, averaging 349.1 yards per game.
Matt Ryan already has a level of obvious comfort, and that is the single biggest issue with seeing him walk out the door. However, Ryan is an established guy at this point, and any OC leaving is nearly inevitable in this particular league.
Stay tuned for updates as they come in, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a new coaching search on the horizon.