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Cross Dirk Koetter off Alabama’s offensive coordinator list

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As Alabama continues its search for an offensive coordinator to replace Jim McElwain, who left to be the head coach of Colorado State, Nick Saban can cross one candidate off his list.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, former Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has agreed to join the Atlanta Falcons in the same capacity. Koetter had reportedly interviewed for the OC job with the Tide just a few days ago.

Interestingly enough, Koetter would replace the spot left open by new Jacksonville coach Mike Mularkey, who would call his own plays with the Jaguars.

Also connected to the Alabama job were Boise State’s Brent Pease, who took the OC job with Florida, former New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and Washington OC  Doug Nussmeier. 

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11 Responses to “Cross Dirk Koetter off Alabama’s offensive coordinator list”
  1. canetic says: Jan 15, 2012 1:05 PM

    Darn. When will Alabama ever catch a break?

  2. raysfan1 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:57 PM

    canetic–they just did, Koetter going elsewhere isn’t a bad thing for the Tide.

  3. mrslay1 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:05 PM

    Yea, Poor Bama, they just can’t get a break:-)

  4. thegeneral7694 says: Jan 15, 2012 3:27 PM

    Yeah, if this kind of thing is as much adversity as we have to deal with…..that ain’t bad. RTR!

    As for an OC, I was higher on Koetter than I am Schottenheimer, but that’s not saying all that much.

  5. normtide says: Jan 15, 2012 3:33 PM

    The fact that this has had zero effect on our recruiting shows how stable Alabama has become.

  6. emeraldcityfan says: Jan 15, 2012 4:10 PM

    Word around Seattle is UW OC is gonna take the job…

  7. tailgatersanimal says: Jan 15, 2012 7:30 PM

    Mularkey hired his old QB coach to call plays

  8. mwcarolina says: Jan 15, 2012 8:15 PM

    i think Alabama should look into hiring Jeremy Bates as the OC.

  9. gtizzo says: Jan 15, 2012 11:13 PM

    Alabama needs an OC? I thought kickers were part of special teams…

  10. lasseter1113 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:28 PM

    “Alabama needs an OC? I thought kickers were part of special teams”

    And where was your kicker for your team during the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME??? That’s what I thought……….

    Hate on haters, hate on………

  11. Deb says: Jan 16, 2012 12:52 PM

    I’m higher on Schottenheimer than Koetter, although I don’t think we’ll get Brian, either. Why would we want Koetter? Yeah, the Jags have been soooo impressive :roll:

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