|Coaching news and rumors abound through the playoffs. (EoF Illustration)|
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11:15 a.m. ET
- The Falcons have hired former Jacksonville assistant Dirk Koetter to be Atlanta's next offensive coordinator.
2:05 p.m. ET
- The big fish is on the reel: Jeff Fisher's decided to take his talents to St. Louis.
12:45 p.m. ET
- The Bucs will interview Mike Zimmer and Rob Chudzinski for their open position, according to reports.
- Bill Callahan is officially on board with the Cowboys, and he's actually going to be named the offensive coordinator, which is pretty interesting. However, Jason Garrett will continue to call plays. And, presumably, timeouts. Ahem.
- Mike Mularkey's got his coaching staff taken care of in Jacksonville, keeping defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on his staff, and hiring former Falcons quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski as his offensive coordinator.
8:35 p.m. ET
- Wade Phillips has reportedly taken his name out of the running for the Buccaneers head coaching job.
3:15 p.m. ET
- With the loss of Mike Mularkey to Jacksonville, the Falcons reportedly are looking at Brian Billick, former Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to fill the Atlanta OC job.
- Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed that Aaron Kromer, New Orlean's OL coach, will interview for the Rams head coaching job.
11:50 a.m. ET
- If the Colts fire coach Jim Caldwell, could new Indianapolis GM Ryan Grigson, formerly the personnel director of the Eagles, consider Philadelphia offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg? The Philadelphia Inquirer thinks there might be some merit to that idea.
- If we had to take a guess, it sounds like Jeff Fisher is leaning toward taking the Miami job instead of the one in St. Louis. As usual, we'll just have to wait and see.
- According to a radio station in Orlando, the Bengals have signed a three-year extension with offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. So, it appears that Gruden will be staying in Cincinnati.
8:05 p.m. ET
- Former Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris has landed a new job as the defensive backs coach for the Redskins. It's nice to see that Washington DOES provide jobs to the unemployed.
- Todd Bowles, formerly the interim coach in Miami, is the first Raiders coaching candidate to emerge in the wake of Hue Jackson's firing, according to ESPN.
- Mike Mularkey wants to keep former Jaguars interim coach Mel Tucker in Jacksonville as the defensive coordinator. That's via the Florida Times-Union, which quotes Mularkey as saying, "I want to really just have a chance to sit down and talk to him. I’ve spoken to him already, prior to this going down. We really have a pretty good relationship, so hopefully it works out.” Tucker has already interviewed for the Vikings defensive coordinator job.
- According to the Newark Star Ledger, former Chiefs coach Todd Haley will arrive in New Jersey on Wednesday night to interview for the Jets offensive coordinator job. It's not yet Tony Sparano's gig.
5:35 p.m. ET
- Here are a couple of reasons why we shouldn't be holding our breath about a Schottenheimer family reunion.
10:25 a.m. ET
- Ryan Grigson is the new general manager for the Indianapolis Colts. Grigson served as director of player personnel with the Eagles for the past year and was the director of college scouting before that.
- The Jaguars hiring Mike Mularkey eliminated Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski from leaving for Jacksonville, but the Associated Press reports he's now interviewing for the Rams job.
- One report has the Falcons, who "let" Brian VanGorder leave for Auburn, checking out Steve Spagnuolo for the defensive coordinator position. That'd be a nice fit.
11:45 p.m. ET
- It's your standard quiet Tuesday night on the NFL coaching rumor front: Brian Schottenheimer is out as Jets offensive coordinator and the latest reports have Tony Sparano stepping into that role in 2012. (Schotty didn't get "fired" by the way, but yeah, it sounds awkward.)
- CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman confirms that Mike Mularkey is set to be named the third Jaguars coach in franchise history after interviewing on Tuesday. The reviews are pouring in on this one, by the way, and they're, um, something. Clark Judge says it won't be a popular hire in Jacksonville and Pete Prisco just doesn't get it, nor does the NFL head coach he talked to.
- Hudson Houck is set to retire from the Cowboys, and current Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan is reportedly bouncing out of the Big Apple to take his job. Great hire by the Cowboys.
- The Dolphins announced that they interviewed Mike Zimmer, defensive coordinator of the Bengals. Meanwhile, Cincy offensive coordinator Jay Gruden declined to interview with the Rams and Jaguars and will stay with Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton.
- Chargers offensive coordinator Clarence Shelmon will not return to the team next year. "I'm just done," Shelmon said. OK, then.
3:30 p.m ET
- Winston Moss, the assistant head coach/linebackers coach for the Packers, is considered the front-runner for the open Raiders job.
- The Raiders decided to fire Hue Jackson on Tuesday.
8:40 p.m. ET
- Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has drawn interest from the Rams and will interview for their head coaching position Thursday, according to the Denver Post.
- One time-Rams scout Ryan Grigson, now the Eagles director of player personnel, interviewed Monday for the St. Louis general manager job, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
- As Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was scheduled to interview for the Dolphins head coaching job Monday. Strangely enough, Cincinnati offensive coordinator has NOT been approached by the Jaguars to interview. “I have not heard anything," Gruden said. "I don’t know what’s happening to be honest with you. I don’t know if I’m ready. I’m just dealing with the season that came to an end and whatever happens, happens. I got a couple texts from people that heard I was a candidate for the job but I haven’t heard anything otherwise. I don’t know exactly how it works. I’ll probably find shortly if it is true.”
- Brian VanGorder is out as Falcons defensive coordinator, taking the same position at Auburn. Could that single a shake-up in Atlanta?
- A few (ex?) Rams nuggets: Steve Spagnuolo could consider taking a year off, and the possibility of the team moving to Los Angeles could spook Jeff Fisher away from the gig in St. Louis. Maybe.
- Cowboys secondary coach Dave Campo, formerly Dallas' head coach, will not return for 2012, writes the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Apparently, the rest of Jason Garrett's staff should be safe.
- Via ESPN's Adam Schefter, Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey will interview for the Jaguars job on Tuesday.
- The Chiefs made official what we all expected on Monday, naming Romeo Crennel their new head coach. CBSSports.com's Clark Judge believes the decision is a "no-brainer." That leaves Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Miami and St. Louis as the "only" vacant gigs in the NFL.
10:30 a.m. ET
- Here's a shocker: the Buccaneers will reportedly interview Marty Schottenheimer this week for their head-coaching position. Yes, Marty.