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Another ex-NFL coordinator in Tide’s sights

Dirk Koetter AP

On the same day former New York Jets Brian Schottenheimer reportedly interviewed for the vacant Alabama offensive coordinator job, another soon-to-be-ex-NFL coordinator is reportedly doing the same.

According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville Jaguars coordinator Dirk Koetter is interviewing for the Tide job.  While Koetter is still technically the Jaguars’ coordinator, the NFL club has hired a new head coach, Mike Mularkey, who’s expected to bring in his own coaching staff.

Interestingly, Koetter could be a candidate for the coordinator vacancy with the Atlanta Falcons.  Mularkey held that job until moving up the coaching ladder with the Jaguars.

Shortly after this report surfaced, Alabama issued a press release stating that Saban will conduct a press conference Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.  No reason was given for the presser, although it’s believed it will be to announce which Tide players are staying for another season or leaving early for the NFL.

There has been no definitive timeline given by Saban for a hire.

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5 Responses to “Another ex-NFL coordinator in Tide’s sights”
  1. ogre2010 says: Jan 11, 2012 5:53 PM

    As a Jaguar Fan, I’m telling you Bama fans, don’t do it!!!

  2. Deb says: Jan 11, 2012 6:12 PM

    No … I’d rather have Schottenheimer from the Jets, if we can get him. Del Rio’s a defensive guy, so that offense belonged to Koetter, and he didn’t seem to do much for Gabbert.

    What does Namath think? He’s got the inside scoop on the Jets. They just love him there these days LOL

  3. jason1214 says: Jan 11, 2012 6:48 PM

    My money’s on Dirk Koetter. 1pm, presser called tomorrow. Expect staff announcements, and junior decisions.

  4. osage44 says: Jan 11, 2012 8:48 PM

    Dirk Koetter wouldn’t fit in at UA under Saban-Dirk’s a high character guy.

  5. lasseter1113 says: Jan 13, 2012 11:45 AM


    Don’t you realize coming on here taking shots at Coach Saban and Alabama makes you and the team you represent look like jealous, petty fools? I hope it eats you up inside knowing that no matter what you do the national championship trophy is at Alabama right now and there is nothing you can do about it.

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