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Atlanta Falcons Reportedly Name Dirk Koetter As New Offensive Coordinator

According to a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Atlanta Falcons have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to replace Mike Mularkey.

Koetter has served as Jaguar's offensive coordinator since 2007 and was mentioned for a number of job openings the season. Jacksonville had one of the worst offenses in the NFL this season but didn't have a lot of weapons other than running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Other names rumored to be involved in the Falcons offensive coordinator search were former Jets coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. Koetter had also been rumored to have received interest from Kansas in their head coaching search and from Alabama for its offensive coordinator position.

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