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Dec 11, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviews for Boise State head coaching position

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.

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.

Yikes.

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.

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