Atlanta Falcons assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave is suddenly a hot offensive coordinator target. Chris Mortensen reports Musgrave is interviewing with the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings over the next two days for offensive coordinator jobs, and that the St. Louis Rams are looking to get in on this as well.
Falcons Nation (there is no fanbase that doesn’t sound hilarious when referred to as a nation) was largely fine with the prospects of losing Mike Mularkey to another team, but losing Musgrave would be a whole ‘nother story. Not only has Musgrave been mentioned by many as a possible successor to Mularkey, he’s also most responsible for one of the things about the Falcons offense that everybody can agree has been going well: the development of Matt Ryan.
Musgrave has coached since 1997 and has been with the Falcons since 2006, making him just about the longest-tenured Atlanta coach (anybody know whether he is or isn’t?). The assistant head coach tag was added to his title for the 2010 season.
He has been an OC once before, for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 alongside Mike Smith.