Dirk Koetter was hired to be the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007 and his instant returns were exciting. After calling the plays for the league's seventh ranked offense, it appeared the Jaguars may have found a talented young coordinator in Koetter.
While the offensive production tailed off in the coming seasons, when he interviewed for the Denver Broncos head coaching vacancy in January of 2011 the idea that he was still an up-and-comer was seemingly validated. One season later the Jaguars have the league's worst offense and Koetter doesn't sound too convinced that he'll be back in Jacksonville next year.
"I'll have plenty of opportunities. I'm not worried about that, whether it's college or pro. Right now we have five games left and my focus is on doing what I can do here for these next five weeks. Whatever the future holds it will work out. If it's the NFL, great. If it's college, great. We'll see."
While it seems possible, if not probable, that Koetter will leave, it's not necessarily because he did a bad job in Jacksonville. He's in the last year of his contract with the Jaguars and with the amount of changes the team has made in the last week and the emphasis they've made on production it doesn't seem like it would make much sense to re-sign the coordinator of the league's worst unit.
Koetter has had a very difficult job this season trying to make a successful offense without very much offensive talent. With a rookie quarterback, terrible wide receivers and subpar pass blocking as of late, ultimately, he's been unable to do anything but rack up yardage for Maurice Jones-Drew.
There are reports that Koetter is in the mix for the Kansas Jayhawks head coach vacancy and he'll surely be a candidate for other positions, but it's seeming more and more likely that his time with the Jaguars will expire with the season.