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Dirk Koetter on potential head coaching interest: I have the greatest job in the world

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers speaks with Offensive Coordinator Dirk Koetter before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 15, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Buccaneers 26-16. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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The Buccaneers have hung around the playoff race in the NFC in the second half of the season thanks in large part to the strong play of quarterback Jameis Winston and resurgent efforts of running back Doug Martin.

Over the entire season, the Bucs rank 16th in the league in points and 11th in yards. Both are a big improvement over what the team managed last season, something that reflects well on the work done by offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter this season. That’s led to talk about Koetter drawing interest as a head coach this offseason.

Koetter addressed that possibility on Tuesday, saying that he has “the greatest job in the world” without ruling out a move.

“I love working with coach [Lovie] Smith and the offensive staff,” Koetter said, via Pewter Report. “We have a fantastic group of players -- I’m excited about our long-term future. I hope our owners are as excited as I am. You don’t control that. We’re trying to do the best job we can right now.”

Koetter has head coaching experience with Boise State and Arizona State, but has never led an NFL team. A team that expects to be breaking in a young quarterback may be interested in changing that this offseason, something that we won’t have to wait long to find out with Black Monday drawing closer every day.