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 State Sun Devils from 2001-2006. After having the eighth-best offense in 2012—fueled by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez—an injury-plagued season coupled with a swiss cheese offensive line saw the Falcons slip to No. 14. In what was perhaps his biggest statistical claim to fame, Koetter spearheadded a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that was seventh-best in the NFL in 2007.
Koetter will have his work cut out for him if he plans on getting the Browns gig as it appears that the team has their eyes on a pair of bald defensive-minded bros in Seattle’s Dan Quinn and Buffalo’s Mike Pettine.