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Dirk Koetter to be the new head coach at Boise State

Sources tell us that Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will be the new head coach at Boise State. We are also told that Falcons offensive line coach and former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill will join Koetter at Boise.

Koetter hails from Pocatello, Idaho, played at Idaho State from 1977-80, got his first coaching job at Highlands (Idaho) High School and served as Boise State's head coach from 1998-2000. Koetter went 26-10 as the Broncos' head coach and 20-5 over his final two seasons with back-to-back Big West, kickstarting Boise State's epic run to the top of college football's non-power conference pyramid. 

Koetter jumped from Boise to Arizona State, where he led the Sun Devils to a 40-34 record from 2001-06. 

He has since transitioned to the NFL, where he served as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-11) and Atlanta Falcons (2012-13). 

Koetter is the sixth FBS head coach to be hired this season - and first from the NFL - following Steve Sarkisian (USC), Chris Petersen (Washington), Chuck Martin (Miami, Ohio), Craig Bohl (Wyoming) and Dave Clawson (Wake Forest). Five FBS head coaching jobs remain open: Texas, Connecticut, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic. 

We will have more updates when they become available.