Don't know how much credence to give these rumors....but the name getting bounced around the radio in Atlanta and the rumor-monger boards is that Greg Knapp, QB coach of the Texans is a leading candidate for the OC job.
What fits about the rumor is that Knapp is now available and he has a ton of NFL experience as a coordinator with the 49rs coaching Jeff Garcia, the Falcons coaching Mike Vick, the Raiders coaching (ugh!) JaMarcus Russell, the Seahawks with Hasselbeck and the last two years as QB coach with the Texans and Schaub.
Thats a mixed bag of nuts, in terms of results, but I do know that both Vick and Russell never made the commitment to excelling at the professional level. Vick admitted it and with Russell its pretty obvious he doesn't care about much of anything that doesn't come with a side of gravy.
I was never impressed with Knapp as OC in his time with the Falcons, but again you had the Vick factor in play there, which would be maddening to deal with; because of his talent and unwillingness to be coached in Knapps' system which was the West Coast offense.
Based upon his work with the Texans and the play of TJ Yates, I'm pretty impressed. We will definitely need someone that can mentor young QB's and he has plenty of experience. But with the quick read offense that the west coast offense is, I wouldn't expect a young QB to do well in it the 1st year. However, Jason Campbell did fine, so their is always hope.
Then again, the mere fact I know this probably means it definitely WON'T be Knapp.