DIRK KOETTER NEWS

Atlanta's Front Seven Must Produce vs. Tampa Bay

An NFC South primetime game is actually booked? That’s the beauty of Thursday night games. As talented as the NFC South is, they usually never receive the recognition that it deserves. None of these teams aren’t considered widely popular. New Orleans receives their fare share of attention, while the media glorifies Cam Newton.It’s refreshing to see Atlanta play Tampa Bay in...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons to use Devin Hester in passing game

It starts again…. Devin Hester will again be part of a teams passing attack on offense. Speaking on Tuesday, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that Hester would “definitely have a role in our offense.” #Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, "Devin (Hester) will definitely have a role in our offense." — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) September 2, 2014...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How I rank the prospects for Boise States next Coach.

If there is one thing to be said about playing great football for so long is all the home grown talent Boise State has to choose from in selecting the next Leader of Bronco Football. Thanks to Boise State University President, Bob Kustra Bronco Nation doesn’t just revolve around the Football team. Mr. Kustra has done a Top job of building every aspect of Boise State University...
Via The Blue Turf
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester is ‘weapon’ for Falcons’ offense

The Bears eventually gave up on using kick returner Devin Hester as a wide receiver but Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Hester’s “play-making ability” has him excited to use him in that role. In 2013 Hester didn’t play an offensive snap for the first time since his rookie season in 2006. The Falcons signed Hester, 31, during the offseason and have run plays...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Rookie RB Freeman Just "OK" In Pass Protection

Word from Falcons' OC Dirk Koetter is that rookie running back Devonta Freeman is just "OK" in pass protection, according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Fantasy Spin:The fastest way to finding a seat on the bench is to get your quarterback killed. Particularly when its a franchise QB like Matt Ryan. Until we hear he's blocking and picking...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons to run the ‘Pistol’ offense

The Falcons are implementing the “Pistol” attack into their offensive scheme, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday. “I would be willing to bet that almost every team in the NFL does,” Koetter said. “The benefits of it have been proven.” The Pistol formation is a hybrid between the shot gun and a single-back formation,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

If the Atlanta Falcons fail to make the playoffs, who will be the fall guy?

Vanilla. Perfectly acceptable as an ice cream flavor, horrific when applied to a football team. Most of the fans I know seem to feel the Falcons have become a vanilla team—predictable, boring, lacking imagination. I asked a friend of mine if he was excited about the Falcons the other day and he replied, “Well, I mean, it is the Falcons.” While rabid fans of Atlanta’s team...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: Atlanta Falcons

Pass/Run Split Last 2 Seasons Under OC Dirk Koetter: 2013: 659/321 2012: 615/378 Total: 1274/699 (64.6%/35.4%) Projecting a 638/349 Split for 2014 Matt Ryan Rush Attempts Last 2 Seasons: 2013: 17 2012: 34 Total: 51 (7.3%) Ryan: 25 rushes (7.2%) Miscellaneous: 20 rushes (5.7%) Jackson: 224 rushes (64.2%) Freeman: 80 rushes (22.9%) Matt Ryan Last [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits...
Via No Coast Bias
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU football coach Todd Graham agrees on extension

(Courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com) Arizona State University and their football coach Todd Graham have agreed to a one-year contract extension that will raise Graham’s annual salary from $300,000 to $2.7 million. The Arizona Board of Regents must approve the extension June 6 and if they do then the coach’s contract will run through June 30, 2019. This news comes as a relief...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Host RBs Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde and Terrance West

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons brought in a trio of running backs today for a visit: Carlos Hyde of OSU, Jeremy Hill of LSU and Terrance West of Towson. Atlanta appears to be looking to fortify their backfield, despite the fact that they threw the ball under OC Dirk Koetter more often than any team in the NFL. Steven Jackson and Jacquizz...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How I rank the prospects for Boise States next Coach.

If there is one thing to be said about playing great football for so long is all the home grown talent Boise State has to choose from in selecting the next Leader of Bronco Football. Thanks to Boise State University President, Bob Kustra Bronco Nation doesn’t just revolve around the Football team. Mr. Kustra has done a Top job of building every aspect of Boise State University...
Via The Blue Turf
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk Koetter will interview for the Browns head coaching job

The Clevland Browns are still managing to find people to interview for their head coaching job even though it looks like no one wants it. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports,  Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will interview for Cleveland’s head coaching gig. Source tells @FOXSports that #Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will interview for @browns head coaching...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns to inteview Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

He may not be a 35-year-old on the upstart of his career, but the Cleveland Browns have reportedly secured an interview with Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The two sides, per Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, will discuss the Browns’ current head-coaching vacancy. The 55-year-old Koetter was the head coach at Boise State from 1998-2000 before coaching the Arizona...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Koetter won't be leaving Falcons for Boise State

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will not be leaving the Falcons at season's end -- at least, he will not be leaving for the head coaching vacancy at Boise State. Koetter, an Idaho native who was the head coach at Boise State from 1998 to 2000, interviewed for the job via phone on Monday but Boise State announced on Wednesday that it had hired Bryan...
Via Fox Sports South
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter, Jeff Tedford reportedly finalists for Boise State job

Dirk Koetter and Jeff Tedford are finalists for the Boise State head coaching job, according to a report. Football Scoop says Koetter is working out details for the job, and that the school’s decision should be finalized Tuesday night. The vacancy was created when longtime Broncos coach Chris Petersen left to take the Washington job. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Koetter saying little about Boise State interview

Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State. Koetter confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Boise State officials, but declined to elaborate. In two seasons with Atlanta, Koetter has had mixed results. Last season's team, led by Pro Bowl performances from quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Julio Jones and tight end...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons' Koetter interviews with Boise State

Falcons coach Mike Smith says offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has interviewed for the Boise State head coach position. Koetter, a native of Pocatello, Idaho, was Boise State's coach from 1998-2000. He posted a 26-10 record with the Broncos with back-to-back Humanitarian Bowl wins before six seasons as Arizona State's coach. Koetter is in his second season with the Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons O-coordinator Koetter interviews with Boise St.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will interview for the vacant Boise State head coach vacancy, Falcons head coach Mike Smith confirmed on Monday. Koetter, 54, previously served as head coach of Boise State from 1998-2000 before leaving to become the head coach at Arizona State and "has hinted in the past that he would be interested in returning,"...
Via Fox Sports South
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons O-coordinator Koetter interviews with Boise St.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviewed for the vacant Boise State head coach vacancy, Falcons head coach Mike Smith confirmed on Monday. Koetter, 54, previously served as head coach of Boise State from 1998-2000 before leaving to become the head coach at Arizona State and "has hinted in the past that he would be interested in returning," according...
Via Fox Sports South
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator to interview for Boise State job

The Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, will reportedly interview for the Boise State head coaching job.
Via Gamedayr
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons OC Dirk Koetter Interviewing With Boise State

Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reports that Falcons OC Dirk Koetter is interviewing for the Boise State head coaching job now that Chris Petersen departed for the University of Washington. Koetter will have a phone interview with the school due “travel issues.” Cripe adds that Washington DC Justin Wilcox is also candidate for the job. Bruce Feldman of CBS reports that Boise...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How I rank the prospects for Boise States next Coach.

If there is one thing to be said about playing great football for so long is all the home grown talent Boise State has to choose from in selecting the next Leader of Bronco Football. Thanks to Boise State University President, Bob Kustra Bronco Nation doesn’t just revolve around the Football team. Mr. Kustra has done a Top job of building every aspect of Boise State University...
Via The Blue Turf
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

What They Are Saying: Chris Petersen

From places near and far, people have plenty of opinions on Washington's new head football coach. What kind of a guy is Chris Petersen? Can he avoid the BCS jinx that felled guys like Dirk Koetter and Dan Hawkins? Can he recruit in the Pac-12? Is he capable to taking the Huskies back to the top of the conference?
Via washington.scout.com
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons work to get O-lineman Trueblood up to speed

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said the Falcons were proceeding "full speed ahead" with Lamar Holmes as their starting right tackle for Sundays season opener. But a simultaneous process to get newly signed Jeremy Trueblood up to speed is apparently afoot. Whether Trueblood was brought in to serve as a veteran backup for the right and...
Via Fox Sports South
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons looking to settle their offensive line

Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter says he's not too concerned about the recent struggles of his offensive line. Koetter believes Atlanta, which visits Baltimore for a preseason game on Thursday, still has enough time to settle on a starting right tackle and decide who fills backup jobs before the season opener Sept. 8 at New Orleans. Those moves will help determine...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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