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 State is also interviewing Arkansas State HC Bryan Harsin for the job as well.
Koetter was actually with Boise State as their offensive coordinator back in 1994 and later took the head coaching job with the team from 1998 to 2000, so he is clearly very familiar with the school. As the Broncos head coach, Koetter was 26-10 and led them to their first bowl game.
Cripe mentions that Koetter has actually “hinted” that he would be open to returning to Boise State at some point.
Koetter has been the Falcons offensive coordinator for the past two seasons and is under contract through the 2014 season. The Falcons have actually been very good in terms of their offensive production in recent years, but injuries have really taken their toll in 2013. Atlanta’s depth has been exposed as well, so it’s really been a down year for both the Falcons and Koetter.
The Falcons could be forced to search for Koetter’s replacement in the coming weeks depending on how things go with his Monday interview. We’ll have more as the news is available.