Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reports that Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will be interviewed by Boise State University officials today for that school’s vacant head coaching position. The job came open this past week, when long-time Boise State head coach Chris Petersen accepted the head coaching position at the University of Washington. Per Cripe, Koetter’s interview will be conducted via phone due to travel issues as the Falcons prep for their upcoming matchup against the Washington Redskins this week.
Koetter previously was the head coach at Boise State, and can be credited with starting the success that the school’s football program has seen over the past sixteen seasons with a 171-33 record and a 12 consecutive bowl appearances. Koetter’s Bronco teams went 26-10 over three seasons (1998-00) before landing the head coaching position at Arizona State in 2001. There he compiled a 40-34 record over six seasons before joining the Jacksonville Jaguars as offensive coordinator in 2007. He became the Falcons offensive coordinator in 2012 and saw immediate success in Atlanta. However, this year he has faced much scrutiny over the team’s offensive struggles.
Koetter was a candidate for multiple vacant head coaching jobs last season thanks to his initial success with the Falcons.
Cripe suggests that Boise State will move quickly to replace Petersen, suggesting that we will know quickly whether Koetter will remain the Falcons offensive coordinator or move on.