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Sources: Falcons expected to hire Jags assistant Smith as coach

Updated: January 23, 2008, 5:21 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to select Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith as their next head coach, according to league sources. An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday afternoon.

Sources close to Smith told ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli that the Falcons offered Smith the job on Wednesday.

Smith, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett (who withdrew from consideration to remain with ...

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