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Reports: Browns talk to Falcons' Dirk Koetter, but no formal interview

By Marla Ridenour Published: January 22, 2014

Multiple reports say the Browns have spoken to Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter about their coaching vacancy, but Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com called Koetter a "longshot candidate."

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted that the Browns talked to Koetter on Wednesday, but that it wasn't a formal interview.

"They may circle back to him," Rapoport tweeted.

McClure, who covers the Atlanta Falcons for ESPN.com, had the first tweet of the day regarding Koetter. Koetter's name emerged Tuesday in a report by Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.

Koetter, 54, has served as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He was the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2007-11.

Koetter also has 22 years of collegiate coaching experience. He was the head coach at Arizona State University (2001-06) and Boise State University (1998-2000). Koetter interviewed for a chance to reclaim Boise State’s head-coaching job last month, but the school hired Bryan Harsin.
 

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