Report: Dirk Koetter to interview for Boise State job

AP

The Falcons season hasn’t turned out as planned, but offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter still may be able to move into a head coaching job next season.

Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reports that Koetter will interview for the vacant head coaching position at Boise State. Chris Petersen, Boise’s former coach, left the school to become the head coach at the University of Washington.

Koetter’s familiar with the school and the job, since he held it from 1998-2000 before leaving to become the head coach at Arizona State. Koetter had a 26-10 record during his stint, which featured the team’s first trip to a bowl game and came just before their vault to national prominence over the next decade. Per Cripe, Koetter has “hinted” in the past that he’d be interested in returning to the school.

His interview will reportedly be on Monday and take place via phone because of “travel issues.”

It’s Koetter’s second season as the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. He guided one of the league’s best offenses last year, but injuries to Julio Jones, Roddy White and Stephen Jackson have combined with a faltering offensive line to make Koetter look less clever this time around.