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Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (56) / 2/5/1959
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Bucs hired Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator.
It's an excellent hire for a team that got left in a 2014 lurch when OC Jeff Tedford was diagnosed with a heart condition before the season began. Tedford ended up coaching zero games before being released from his contract, and inexperienced QBs coach Marcus Arroyo left much to be desired as interim play-caller. Koetter oversaw consistently explosive units during his three-year tenure in Atlanta, though the cupboard was well stocked. That's not the case in Tampa, but the Bucs do have a building-block talent in Mike Evans, and are likely to use the No. 1 overall draft pick on a signal caller. Even with a rookie quarterback, the Bucs will be a lock to improve upon their 2014 point total of 277. Jan 8 - 6:43 PM

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The Bucs have not offered their offensive coordinator job to Dirk Koetter.

Koetter interviewed Friday for the position vacated by Jeff Tedford. The former Falcons coordinator remains a candidate, but the Bucs' search continues. Rob Chudzinski, Marty Mornhinweg, Greg Roman and Marc Trestman are also in the mix.
Jan 6 - 10:12 AM

The Buccaneers will interview Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for their offensive coordinator vacancy on Friday.

Atlanta is going to lose one of the NFL's best offensive minds, and quite possibly to a division rival. Per FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, Koetter is seen as a "strong" candidate to replace Jeff Tedford/Marcus Arroyo as the Bucs' offensive boss under Lovie Smith. Koetter spent three years with the Falcons, a timespan during which Atlanta finished top-eight in the NFL in total offense twice.
Source: FOX Sports
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Profootballtalk reports the Bucs are interested in hiring in-limbo Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for the same position.

The Bucs don't currently have an offensive coordinator after Jeff Tedford developed a heart ailment shortly before the season. QBs coach Marcus Arroyo called plays the entire year, guiding the Bucs to a 30th-place finish in yards. Koetter would be a huge upgrade and a hot name should he be let go in Atlanta. There were rumblings last week that the Falcons wanted to bring in Rex Ryan as head coach and force him to keep Koetter on staff to run the offense.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:50:00 AM

ESPN Falcons blogger Vaughn McClure reports Falcons OC Dirk Koetter has already had his interview for the Browns head-coaching vacancy and is viewed as a "long shot" for the job.

Koetter is one of, if not the only candidate to interview with the Browns who has previous head-coaching experience at some level; he coached Boise State from 1998-2000 and Arizona State from 2001-2006. Bills DC Mike Pettine appears to remain the front runner for the Cleveland job. The Browns may still want to talk to Seahawks DC Dan Quinn before making a decision.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 01:39:00 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Browns will interview Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for their head-coaching vacancy.

Koetter, 55 next month, has head-coaching experience; he was the head coach at Boise State from 1998-2000 before coaching the Arizona State Sun Devils from 2001-2006. He had a 66-44 career record at the college level. Koetter has been the Falcons OC the past two seasons. He was previously the OC for the Jaguars from 2007-2011. The Falcons fielded the league's No. 14 offense in terms of yards in 2013 and played the majority of the season with a shoddy offensive line, minus Julio Jones, a hampered Roddy White, and a broken-down Steven Jackson. Atlanta had the No. 8 offense in 2012.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 03:29:00 PM

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