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Koetter accepts OC job


Former Arizona State head coach Dirk Koetter has accepted Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio's offer to become the team's offensive coordinator. Koetter had been the head coach at ASU for six seasons until being fired this past season. He was previously the head coach at Boise State.

Koetter replaces Carl Smith, who had been the Jaguars' offensive coordinator for two seasons. Del Rio will continue to interview candidates for special teams coordinator and special teams assistant, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach. Former Alabama head coach Mike Shula will interview with Del Rio this week.

Koetter guided Arizona State to a 30 points-per-game average during his six seasons as coach. He also functioned as the team's offensive coordinator and ASU ranked in the top 20 in the nation in passing offense and ASU quarterbacks threw 20 or more touchdown passes in five of Koetter's six seasons as coach. The Sun Devils were one of only 12 teams in the NCAA to rush for 2,000-plus yards and throw for 2,300 yards in 2006.

All-time leading Arizona State passer Andrew Walter (85 TD passes) flourished under Koetter, who also produced the school's all-time leading receiver in Derek Hagan (14 100-yard games) and the top tight end in Sun Devils history, Zach Miller.

ASU finished second in the nation in total offense in 2005, averaging 519.1 yards per game, and third in the nation with 373.4 passing yards per game. The Sun Devils also finished seventh in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 36.8 points per game.

Koetter compiled a 26-10 record during his three seasons as Boise State's head coach. He twice won Big West coach of the year honors.

"Having worked with Dirk Koetter for seven years, I have a hard time believing there is any better football mind at any level than Dirk's," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said of Koetter.

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