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Dirk Koetter, Tom Clements Have Falcons Coordinator Interview Requests

NFL.com's Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Atlanta Falcons have put in official requests to interview now-former Jacksonville Jaguars coordinator Dirk Koetter and Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Tom Clements to replace Mike Mularkey as the team's offensive coordinator.

Koetter had been the Jaguar's offensive coordinator since 2007, and has been mentioned for a variety of job openings this year, including the head coaching job at the University of Kansas, the offensive coordinator job at Alabama, and even the now-filled job at Hawaii.

Jacksonville produced one of the worst statistical offenses in the NFL this season, but SB Nation blog Big Cat Country didn't put that on Koetter in an early-December post regarding his future:

He's in the last year of his contract with the Jaguars and with the amount of changes the team has made in the last week and the emphasis they've made on production it doesn't seem like it would make much sense to re-sign the coordinator of the league's worst unit.

Koetter has had a very difficult job this season trying to make a successful offense without very much offensive talent. With a rookie quarterback, terrible wide receivers and subpar pass blocking as of late, ultimately, he's been unable to do anything but rack up yardage for Maurice Jones-Drew.

Clements has been the quarterbacks coach with the Packers since 2006, and has spent most of the past month being named as a top candidate for the now-filled Penn State head coach opening. Before joining the Packers' staff, Clements was the offensive coordinator in Buffalo for two seasons (2004-'05).

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