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Broncos plan to interview Dirk Koetter

Broncos V.P. of Football Operations John Elway announced on Twitter Friday evening that he plans to interview Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter for the head coaching vacancy in Denver. Elway didn’t provide a date for the meeting, but did confirm that the Broncos have received permission to do so from Jacksonville.

A longtime college coach before entering the pros in 2007, Koetter just wrapped up his fourth season running the Jaguars’ offense. Jacksonville has ranked better than 15th in the league in total yards once during Koetter’s tenure — his first season on the job.  Koetter’s offenses in the last three years have finished 24th, 24th, and 18th in points scored.

Koetter joins a list of Denver head coaching candidates that includes Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville, and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

The Broncos were previously thought to have interest in Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. Williams has insisted otherwise, while Mularkey pulled out of the hunt a day after Elway referred to him as “Mark” in a press conference.

So far, Elway appears to be targeting quantity over quality in his search for Josh McDaniels’ replacement.

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26 Responses to “Broncos plan to interview Dirk Koetter”
  1. therillest says: Jan 7, 2011 7:51 PM

    LMFAO!!! Denver would really regret that hire…..poor Tim Tebow doesnt have a chance of making it running that yahoo’s offense!!

  2. joetoronto says: Jan 7, 2011 7:52 PM

    “Mularkey pulled out of the hunt a day after Elway referred to him as “Mark” in a press conference.”

    That’s friggin funny.

    The good thing about hiring Dirk Koetter is the money.

    Instead of paying Jim Harbaugh 5 million per year, they can pay Dirk Koetter 50 grand. 🙂

  3. billsfan1 says: Jan 7, 2011 7:58 PM

    Haha….a team run worse than the bills…….what the hell has this guy done to deserve s head coaching job…..elway lost mularkey as a candidate because he called him the wrong name……..this is gonna be a trainwreck……worse than levy coming to gm the bills and perhaps on par with millen in detroit

  4. brownsclown says: Jan 7, 2011 7:59 PM

    What about the Paragon of Offensive Football, Brian Daboll?
    The Sultan of the Sweep, the master of the four yard pass on third and 13, and a certified legend in his own mind.
    This guy is a genius! Who else designs an offense where the wide outs and the interior offensive linemen are interchangable? Who else designs an offense where the leading receiver is an offensive tackle?
    And his offense is easy to understand.
    Most of the Tiny Football League runs it, or a more sophisticated variation! It is also ran by some of the ‘dimmer bulbs’ in the Pop Warner league.
    Sign this guy now! Because of we don’t, he may lead the AFL to new heights (Afghani Football League)!

  5. couldntthinkofaname says: Jan 7, 2011 8:15 PM


    This post had nothing to do with Daboll the Cleveland Browns. And your comment was about as childish as most Browns fans’ behavior. Daboll’s gone, so quit being a sniveling little crybaby.

    Shut up. You sniveling Browns fans pick a scapegoat and all parrot the same thing. You did it to RAC, Butch Davis, Derek Anderson, and others. You still gettin’ off of Brady Quinn’s Fathead, genius?

    I don’t see any A-list candidates begging to come to your crappy team. Gee, I who wouldn’t want to come to Cleveland only to have you football geniuses start screaming for him to be fired two regular season games into your tenure.

    So shut up. Real fans of real NFL teams are talking.

    Enjoy Pat Surmer or Marty M! No A-list guy is coming to save you!

  6. jhorton83 says: Jan 7, 2011 8:24 PM

    Why do I get the feeling Elway’s stint running the Broncos is going to be a disaster and a joke for years to come?

  7. jimmysmithgrabsankles says: Jan 7, 2011 9:06 PM

    why not hire Dirk Diggler he can solve any third and long

  8. hobartbaker says: Jan 7, 2011 9:53 PM

    “That’s Mistah Koetter to youse!”.

  9. bsmb says: Jan 7, 2011 9:54 PM

    Wouldn’t be a bad hire at all. Koetter is the pioneer for what Boise State is today. He also did a good job at Arizona State and was let go because they wanted to get to the top tier level. They have gotten worse since he left. He is known for developing quaterbacks and didn’t have a bad offense at all in Jacksonville. And nobody pay any mind to brownsclown. Just another dumb browns fan who will suffer another decade of losing seasons, not because of coaching, but because people like him chase out coaches who have obviously made improvements to a team after two years.

  10. jbaxt says: Jan 7, 2011 10:14 PM

    When I 1st saw this guy’s name and thought Cooter, The Bronco’s are hiring a Cooter? Dick Cooter?

    Pretty sad there’s so many big names out there and they’re talking to this guy… The Donkey’s crack me up.

  11. denverdave3 says: Jan 7, 2011 10:55 PM

    @ jbaxt says:

    So many big names out there?

    Cower wants to run a front office, Gruden is a one hit wonder and wants more than he is worth.

    Where are the rest of “so many big names?”

  12. ham1 says: Jan 7, 2011 10:59 PM

    Want Shanny back?

  13. barklikeadog says: Jan 7, 2011 11:20 PM

    Why the hatin’ on Browns fan? jealous of a real fan?

  14. backuppunter says: Jan 7, 2011 11:47 PM

    The broncos have lost alot of ground since Elway’s playing days.

  15. snaponrules says: Jan 8, 2011 12:53 AM

    This is what happens when you have to find a coach who MUST work with Tebust. Instead of finding the best candidate, they have really limited themselves to a bunch of sub par choices.

    Elway: ” Well John, James, uh Mr. Harbaugh we would like you to Coach the Broncos. but you must promise to play our saviour Timmy Teblows”

    Harbaugh: “hahaha Thanks for the offer John but I would rather take my chances with 49’ers and the great David Carr”

    Sucks to be a Broncos fan right now (and the last 2 years).

  16. Gene Simmons Tongue says: Jan 8, 2011 1:13 AM

    Say it ain’t so…

  17. nothimagain says: Jan 8, 2011 2:43 AM

    Oh, my God, Mr. Kotter, I thought you was gonna die, I swear!

  18. realfootballfan says: Jan 8, 2011 3:11 AM

    The John Elway era has that Matt Millen feel written all over it.

  19. geezohman says: Jan 8, 2011 7:33 AM

    MARK… thats funny !

    old age catching up already Jay? i mean John? lol

  20. bigbeefyd says: Jan 8, 2011 9:41 AM

    backuppunter says:
    Jan 7, 2011 11:47 PM
    The broncos have lost alot of ground since Elway’s playing days.

    This one gets my vote for the most insightful comment EVER.

    Nearly as good as some of the comments my wife makes about football (a game that she does not like or understand at all);.

  21. wsb937 says: Jan 8, 2011 9:55 AM

    Who ?

  22. quentincosta says: Jan 8, 2011 10:50 AM

    Face it Donkey Fans

    No decent coach wants to come to the abortion that your team has become! On top of that, Mr. Ed appears to be stumbling out of the gate…

    First the Rat and then Joshy McD and now Gabe Kotter appear to be your best bet…Too funny!

  23. kingjoe1 says: Jan 8, 2011 10:59 AM

    Does anyone still name their kid Dirk?

  24. redgti2010 says: Jan 8, 2011 12:47 PM

    Koetter apparently has his hands tied by Del Rio here in jax. It’s hard to tell if this guy is any good because of how awful Del Rio is as a head coach.

  25. quentincosta says: Jan 8, 2011 12:51 PM

    kingjoe1 says: Jan 8, 2011 10:59 AM

    Does anyone still name their kid Dirk?


    Yep; Mr. and Mrs. Diggler…

  26. hobartbaker says: Jan 8, 2011 1:27 PM

    The team will now be called the Denver Sweathogs.

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