Monday, January 23, 2012
Falcons' coaching shakeup continues
By Pat Yasinskas
After a playoff loss to the New York Giants in early January, it became obvious the Atlanta Falcons would have some major changes in the offseason.
That process continued Monday as the Falcons announced defensive backs coach Alvin Reynolds has been released from his contract. Reynolds joined the Falcons in 2008 at the same time coach Mike Smith was hired.
But Smith’s staff, which had remained largely intact through his tenure, is going through a major shakeup. Offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey left to become the head coach in Jacksonville, and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder left for a job at Auburn.
Mike Nolan has replaced VanGorder, and Dirk Koetter has taken over for Mularkey. The Falcons also parted ways with offensive line coach Paul Boudreau.