Dirk Koetter to interview for Eagles Head Coach Job

hi-res-89728462_display_imageFOXsports.com’s Alex Marvez is reporting that Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Dirk Koetter is set to interview with the Philadelphia Eagles for the open Head Coach position. He also has interviews set up with the Kansas City Chiefs & Cleveland Browns. Koetter was mentioned by HighPhive.net’s Paul Dorn a couple weeks ago as a replacement for Andy Reid after his eventual firing. The 53 year old coordinator has never been a Head Coach in the NFL but has coached in the NCAA.

Koetter coached Boise State from 1998-2000 compiling a 26-10 record leading them to two bowl victories. After 2000 he was hired by Arizona State and in his first season went 1-7 before finishing his time there in 2006 with a 40-34 record and a 2-2 record in bowl games. He was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007 as their offensive coordinator where he helped develop Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Sims-Walker & Marcedes Lewis before leaving this season for the job at the Atlanta Falcons.

Koetter led the Falcons this year with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White & Tony Gonzalez to the 6th best average passing yards this season although with Michael Turner aging and no emergence of Jacquizz Rodgers the run game suffered and was 29th in average rushing yards per game. Obviously a two-headed monster of LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown would provide more of a punch. The Falcons were 7th this year in points per game and 8th in yards per game. Being the Eagles head coach at this point means he would have to answer to General Manager Howie Roseman but it looks like the Eagles are looking at offensive minded coaches to replace Reid. Eagles Offensive Coordinator Marty Morninweg is not expected to be brought back by the Eagles.

No word as of yet on any other coaching canaidates.

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