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Koetter emerges at Hawaii

Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:05 am
Edited on: December 19, 2011 9:39 am

Jacksonville Jaquars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has emerged as a strong leading candidate at Hawaii, according to a source.

Koetter came from a reported group of 30 applicants for the job left vacant when Greg McMackin retired on Dec. 5. The 52-year-old Koetter has nine years head coaching experience at Boise State and Arizona State and 22 years of college experience overall. He was most successful at Boise where he led the Broncos to a pair of 10-win seasons from 1998-2000. At Arizona State, he preceded Dennis Erickson going 40-34 from 2001-2006.

His 66-44 career mark in college includes a 4-2 bowl record. For the past five seasons he has coordinated the Jags’ offense. From 2007-20010 Jacksonville’s offense ranked 13th in the NFL according to the team's website. In 2007, the Jags set a franchise record averaging 25.7 points. This year Jacksonville, 4-10, is last in the NFL in total yards.

In 2005, Arizona State finished second in total offense nationally under Koetter. He was fired at ASU in late November 2006.

Koetter was once known as a bright, young, up-and-coming offensive mind. Starting as offensive coordinator with San Francisco State in 1985, he moved up the ladder as OC with Texas-El Paso, Missouri, Boston College and Oregon before getting the Boise head coaching job in 1998.  





Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:15 am

Koetter emerges at Hawaii

If Dirk Koetter was so successful at Boise State then how come I have never heard of him until he coached at Arizona State?

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:37 pm

Koetter emerges at Hawaii

Down with the BCS!

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:15 pm

Koetter emerges at Hawaii

Hawaii you should really hire this guy, do it NOW!!

He is perfect, do it , do it , do it!

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:50 pm

Koetter emerges at Hawaii

I just don't think this is the right hire for Hawaii, an NFL OC with out a real connection to what Hawaii has become.  The only thing keeping that program above water the last 10 or so years has been the Run and Shoot.  It takes the right kind of person to make Hawaii relevant and Koetter to me, just isn't the person.  I think you need a connection to the school and the style.

Hawaii just seems like one of those places destined to hire an alumni or go internal.

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:43 am

Koetter emerges at Hawaii

Dirk was a great coach at Boise State.  He led us to multiple championships.  He would be a great advisary at Hawaii.  Go Dirk.  Glad to see ya back in the college ranks.Wink

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:13 am

Koetter emerges at Hawaii

If Hawaii hires anyone who isn't a Run and Shoot'er the Warriors will fall into the irrelevant group of ncaa teams.  For years the only thing that kept that team in your mind was the promise of late night starts with QBs slinging it around 60 times a game.  The last thing Hawaii needs is to become another "spread option" or "pro style" team.  Hire a DC, keep Rolovich on let him run the show on O.

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