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 first and potentially only year with the Falcons as offensive coordinator. When head coach Bobby Petrino resigned unexpectedly in December, Jackson took over play-calling duties under interim head coach Emmitt Thomas. Earlier this month, the Falcons informed all of their assistants, currently under contract, that they are welcome to seek other positions around the league as they try and resolve their own coaching situation. Earlier this week, Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer took the same position with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In December, Jackson interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at Duke University, but did not get the job.