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Report: Falcons offer Arthur Smith head coaching job

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Dianna Russini of ESPN is reporting that the Atlanta Falcons have offered Arthur Smith their head coaching job:

It is no surprise that Smith has been offered a job. He was the hottest name on the coaching market. All eight teams that had an opening at least requested to speak with him. It was just a matter of time.

This isn’t done yet, but I would be shocked if Smith doesn’t end up taking the job. The situation there in Atlanta is a pretty good one to walk into for your first head coaching job.

Mike Vrabel has apparently already started on working on a replacement for Art. Josina Anderson reported yesterday that the Titans were gauging interest in Tony Elliott, who is currently the OC at Clemson:

Vrabel isn’t afraid to think outside the box. Remember, he wanted to hire Ohio State head coach Ryan Day as the OC here when he first got the job. I love the idea of looking into the college game for an offensive coordinator. Elliott has been at Clemson since 2011. They have had a decent run there.