Tuesday afternoon, the Atlanta Falcons confirmed the hire of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter to their vacant offensive coordinator position. Koetter previously was the Falcons offensive coordinator from 2012-2014.

In 2012 under Koetter, Matt Ryan notched a 68.9 percent completion percentage. He threw for 32, 26 and 28 touchdowns in three seasons under Koetter’s direction and was named to two Pro Bowls.

“We are fired up to have Dirk join our staff as our offensive coordinator,” head coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “His experience and familiarity with our division will also pay dividends as we move forward.”

Mike Mularkey, a former Falcons coordinator from 2008-11, was named the new Tight Ends Coach after previously serving as the Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans from 2016-2017.

“Mike brings over 20 years of experience in our league as a former play-caller, head coach and as a player, and we are pleased to have him join our staff,” said Quinn. “He has a good feel for our offense, both in the run game and the pass game, and we feel he will be able to add to the strengths of our tight ends group as we head into 2019.”

Mularkey previously served as the Falcons offensive coordinator from 2008-2011.

Dec. 31, the Falcons parted company with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coach Keith Armstrong.

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