The Atlanta Falcons have hired Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator.

Koetter was offensive coordinator of the Falcons from 2012 to 2014.

Matt Ryan praised Koetter in the past for enhancing his game.

"Dirk taught me a lot about being confident in what we do," Ryan said before the 2016 season opener. "I think he believed in -- and rightfully so because, at the time, we had a lot of really good players -- he believed if I was comfortable with it, go. It made me take ownership of what I liked, what I didn't like. He pushed me to be better in that department."

Koetter was fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason.

Dan Quinn interviewed Koetter, Mike Mularkey and Darrell Bevell for the job after firing Steve Sarkisian.