The Atlanta Falcons have had their fair share of offensive coordinators in recent history. Matt Ryan was constantly having to learn new systems year in and year out which definitely was not helpful to his career.
One of the offensive coordinators that he spent the most time with was Dirk Koetter who led the Falcons’ offense from 2012 to 2014 before taking the Buccaneers’ head coaching job and then he came back following the firing of Steve Sarkisian in 2019.
Now he has been promoted to offensive coordinator in the college ranks following the firing of a Boise State coach.
Former Atlanta Falcons OC is right back to calling plays for his team
The Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter decided to retire from coaching back in 2021 as he would have almost undoubtedly been let go with the new regime that was coming in.
However, his retirement did not last too long as he returned to coaching, this time with a team from the state he grew up in, the Boise State Broncos. He was hired as an offensive assistant but that also did not last long as he has been promoted to the Broncos’ offensive coordinator after they fired Tim Plough following their fourth game in which they scored just ten points against UTEP.
Four of the past five Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinators are all currently serving in prominent coaching roles in either college football or the NFL.
- Dirk Koetter – Boise State Broncos offensive coordinator
- Steve Sarkisian – Texas Longhorns head coach
- Kyle Shanahan – San Francisco 49ers head coach
- Mike Mularkey – Not coaching
- Hue Jackson – Grambling State Tigers head coach
When Dirk Koetter returned for his second stint with the Falcons, there was hope that Matt Ryan would excel since he had already had experience in his system but for the most part that did not happen. The offense struggled to score in key situations quite often and just seemed sluggish, especially considering how awful their running game was. Koetter has never been known for his ground game.
It will be interesting to see how Boise State’s offense performs going forward now that they have made a change at an important coaching spot.