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Dirk our New OC - Jayhawk-Falcon2012 - 01-15-2012 11:30 AM
Just announced from ESPN/NFLN,
Dirk Koetter was hired by the Falcons new OC.
RE: Dirk our New OC - nativefalcon - 01-15-2012 11:32 AM
(01-15-2012 11:30 AM)Jayhawk-Falcon2012 Wrote: Just announced from ESPN/NFLN,
I hope he does better than mularkey but I don't think its the right hire and might be Smiths downfall. Its going to be more ground and pound.
RE: Dirk our New OC - Jayhawk-Falcon2012 - 01-15-2012 11:32 AM
Here's the Twitter from Mort.
RE: Dirk our New OC - Jayhawk-Falcon2012 - 01-15-2012 11:34 AM
Man...Dirk Koetter? what was the reasoning behind this pickup??? I'm surprised with this, but lets hope he does better then MM. Could we really go worse?
RE: Dirk our New OC - SoCalFalconFan - 01-15-2012 11:40 AM
Unbelievable. Very disappointed.
RE: Dirk our New OC - atljbo - 01-15-2012 11:49 AM
I want to give the guy a chance before i say this is a bad hire... Like Mort said
Quote:mortreport Chris Mortensen
reading that interview of Dirk that i post yesterday... I liked what he was saying... We will see
RE: Dirk our New OC - phocis850 - 01-15-2012 11:51 AM
Saints lose and then we sign him?
Up down emotions.
Nothing has changed.
RE: Dirk our New OC - SoCalFalconFan - 01-15-2012 11:51 AM
From wiki -
Koetter was the head coach at Highland High School for two seasons (1983–1984) before becoming a full-time college assistant coach. His college coaching career began in 1985 as the offensive coordinator at San Francisco State University. He then coached at UTEP (1986–1988), Missouri (1989–1993), Boston College (1994–1995), and Oregon (1996–1997).
Koetter was the head coach for three seasons at Boise State from 1998–2000, before moving to Arizona State in 2001. His record with the Broncos was 26–10 (.722), with two Big West Conference titles and two bowl victories. At Arizona State, Koetter compiled a 40–34 record, and four winning seasons in six years. Under Koetter, the Sun Devils became known for a vertical passing attack. He held a 1–11 record against top 10 teams, and was 2–19 against ranked teams. On November 26, 2006, The Arizona Republic reported that Koetter was being terminated as ASU football coach. His final game was the 2006 Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve, a 41–24 loss.
In 2007, Koetter accepted the position of offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. In his first season with the Jaguars, the offense improved from tenth in the league (338.9 yards per game) to seventh (357.4 yards per game). Koetter has been instrumental in the development of Jaguars offensive players Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Sims-Walker, and Marcedes Lewis. Koetter was named, in addition to his duties as offensive coordinator, as the team's quarterbacks coach on November 30, 2011, with the firing of wide receivers coach Johnny Cox and the switch of quarterbacks coach Mike Sheppard to wide receivers coach.
I am so underwhelmed. I seriously hope the Falcons see and know something about this guy that we don't.
RE: Dirk our New OC - FullMetalFalcon23 - 01-15-2012 11:52 AM
Only thing I can think of is that we will see the ground game perk up under his direction, and the passing attack excel in the same way he did at Uni Arizona. He had a pass happy offense then, with the right tools in place. If you put Jacksonville and Arizona together that would be a pretty sound and strong offense. The question is, can Atlanta be the place where he puts it all together. We will have to wait and see, I don't want Smith to get the sack because of this, hopefully it plays out to be a greater move than it looks right now. This signing is as exciting as a straight faced orgasm.
RE: Dirk our New OC - Jayhawk-Falcon2012 - 01-15-2012 11:54 AM
I've been trying to find info on the guy with the Jacksonville Jags, but the only stat I found was he brought the team up at one point from like 19th to like 7th in the league in Offense.
If anyone wants to correct me, please do.
Actually sorry, found the link. He improved them from 10th to 7t, not 19th.