Mularkey to choose between Falcons and Bucs

Stephen F. Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that former Buffalo Bills head coach and Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey is considering taking a position with the Atlanta Falcons as offensive coordinator. It was reported earlier by ESPN on Wednesday that Mularkey would likely be a candidate in Atlanta. According to Holder, Mularkey is expected to choose between the Falcons job or taking the quarterback coach...

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Falcons expected to hire Mike Smith
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Falcons expected to hire Mike Smith

ESPN reports that leagues sources have indicated that the Falcons have chosen Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith as the person to become the sixteenth coach in franchise history. Previous reports indicated that the Falcons may have have been willing to wait until after the Super Bowl to make this decision. Smith was considered one of the four finalists for the position as well. ESPN indicates that the Falcons had...

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Falcons block Thomas from going to Dallas

Despite several other assistants that have interviewed or already accepted jobs elsewhere, including the most recent ones in Ollie Wilson and Evan Marcus, the Falcons seem poised to keep one assistant coach in Atlanta. Rick Herrin of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Falcons have denied the Dallas Cowboys permission to former interim head coach and defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas from interviewing there. Thomas was...

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Ollie Wilson could join Chargers

SI.com’s Jim Trotter reports that the San Diego Chargers are on the verge of hiring Falcons running back coach Ollie Wilson. Wilson has previous ties to the Chargers organization, working as an assistant from 1997 to 2001. He joined the Falcons in 2002, his second stint with the team after serving in the same capacity from 1991 to...

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Dimitroff narrows search to four

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that Falcons new general manager Thomas Dimitroff has narrowed down the coaching search to four candidates. Among them is New York Giants defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo who has yet to interview with the team. Any interview involving Spagnuolo will have to wait until after the Giants season concludes after the Super Bowl on February 3. Filling out of the list are three defensive...

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Frazier with Falcons at Senior Bowl?

Jay Adams of the Macon Telegraph writing on his Pro Schmo Blog reports on rumors that the Falcons have brought Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier with them to Mobile, AL for Senior Bowl practices. Frazier interviewed with the Falcons on Saturday for their head coach position. So far, this seems to be only a rumor since there has apparently been no actual sight of Frazier with Falcons officials, just unconfirmed...

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Falcons will wait for Spagnuolo

ESPN reports that the Falcons are not expected to make a decision about their head coaching position until they get a chance to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Unfortunately, league rules prohibit the Falcons from interviewing Spagnuolo until after the Super Bowl, which the Giants will face off against the New England Patriots on February 3. The Falcons requested permission from the Giants to interview...

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Coaching Carousel

The Falcons have been in the process of acquiring a new head coach ever since Bobby Petrino resigned on December 11. They have interviewed and shown interest in a plethora of candidates. Here, we’ll detail who the Falcons have looked at in their desire to find a new head coach. Interviewed: Jan. 3: Jim Caldwell, Colts Asst. Head Coach/Quarterbacks (bio) (story) Jan. 4: Jason Garrett, Cowboys Off. Coordinator (bio) (story) Jan....

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Falcons to interview Frazier

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Falcons will interview Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday. Reportedly Frazier wowed Bill Parcells in his January 7 interview for the Dolphins head coaching position. Frazier is coming off his first year as the Vikings defensive coordinator, following two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as a special assistant to head coach Tony Dungy. He also worked with...

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Jackson interviews in St. Louis

ESPN reports that Falcons offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has interviewed for the same position with the St. Louis Rams. Jackson is one of two candidates to formally meet with Rams head coach Scott Linehan about the open position. Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese has also interviewed. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams are expected to interview more potential candidates next week. Jackson was in his...

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