Koetter declines to talk specifics of Boise


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who interviewed for the Boise State job Monday, declined to discuss specifics regarding his interaction with the school.

Koetter addressed the media Tuesday afternoon, and the Idaho Statesman reported that he had a second interview with Boise State officials earlier in the day.

"All I can tell you is the same thing Smitty [Mike Smith] told you yesterday: I did talk to Boise State, and that's really all I'm going to say about that right now," Koetter said. "We're working on the Redskins, so let's talk about the Redskins or the Green Bay game."

Koetter was asked if he expected to be away from the team at all to take care of his business with Boise State. The two sides were trying to arrange for Koetter to come to Boise later in the week, pending the outcome of the interviews.

"I'm here, right now; you're looking at me," Koetter said. "I'm in the flesh."

Koetter served as Boise State's head coach from 1998-2000 and compiled a 26-10 record while there. His accomplishments included two consecutive bowl victories and the two-time Big West Coach of the Year. He grew up in Pocatello and played at Idaho State. And Koetter still owns a cabin in the resort town of McCall, located 111 miles north of Boise.

If he takes the job, Koetter would replace Chris Petersen, who left the Broncos to take the head job at the University of Washington.

Right before Koetter addressed the media, Mike Nolan was asked if he planned to continue as the Falcons defensive coordinator next season.

"Come back? That's the team's decision, not mine," he said.