During his introductory press conference, new Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that former interim head man Emmitt Thomas would remain on the Falcons staff as assistant head coach. Thomas was recently blocked from interviewing with the Dallas Cowboys, and is one of a few assistants expected to be retained by Smith. According to the AJC, quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave will also remain in that same capacity. Musgrave worked with Smith in Jacksonville in 2003 and 2004 where he served as offensive coordinator.
Updating previous reports, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons were scheduled to meet with Mike Mularkey today, and announcement could come as early as tomorrow on whether he has accepted their offer to become the team’s next offensive coordinator. Ledbetter cited a person within the organization as the source of this information, and that Mularkey is the team’s first choice. Mularkey is also being wooed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to accept a quarterbacks coach position there.