The Falcons have hired former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill as their new offensive line coach.
Hill replaces Paul Boudreau, who was fired after the season ended.
The hiring continues the makeover of Mike Smith's staff after the team lost its wild-card game 24-2 to the Giants. Dirk Koetter was hired as offensive coordinator, succeeding Mike Mularkey, who became the Jaguars' head coach. In addition, Mike Nolan was brought in as defensive coordinator, replacing Brian VanGorder, who left to coach at Auburn. Also, the Falcons fired DB coach Alvin Reynolds, and QB coach Bob Bratkowski left to become Mularkey's offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
Hill compiled a 112-80 record in 15 seasons (1997-2011) at Fresno State, with 11 bowl-game appearances. He has also served as the Ravens' TE-OL coach (1996) and as the Browns' TE and OL coach under Bill Belichick (1992-95).