Found August 30, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
When the chance of a lifetime presented itself, Mike Mularkey left his job as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator after four seasons and became head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars last January. Nonetheless, the question lingers: If Mularkey had not found a job first, would the Falcons have chosen to part ways with him and hire a new offensive coordinator? It is both hypothetical and unanswerable especially since head coach Mike Smith continues to praise the job, with reason, that Mularkey did in Atlanta. On Tuesday, Smith told FOXSportsSouth.com that Mularkey was an integral part to our success in our first four years. And yet the question persists. It persists in large part because of how adamant owner Arthur Blank was at a January press conference in which he talked about the teams need for a fresh set of eyes at both of the offensive and defensive coordinator positions. That was after Mularkey and Brian VanGorder, the defensive coordinator who left for the same job at A...
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