Mike Mayock Talks Brian Kelly, Jon Gruden

Mike Mayock called into 97.5 The Fanatic Thursday to give his take on Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.

“He is highly charismatic. He is very much a CEO,” said Mayock. “He understands how to hire people, he understands how to delegate. But when it comes to his offense, he’s the guy. He’s a play-caller, and I’m not so sure I believe in that in the NFL at this point.”

The term “CEO” is interesting, because it was used by Howie Roseman this week when talking about what it takes to do this job.

“Being a head coach in the National Football League is a big job, and you’re a CEO, so you have to have a plan and know what you’re doing in every area,” he said. “You would be surprised at how detailed these people are, when it comes to strength and conditioning  or training staff or equipment or video, they have the answers. It’s very interesting to hear.”

 Jeffrey Lurie seems to like the idea of college coaches who are proving that they can handle everything that goes along with running a successful program.  Lurie also wants someone who offers a  modern and flexible approach to the game, which Mayock seems to think Kelly has.

“In his DNA, he wants to spread the field, he wants to throw the ball 40 or 50 times, he loves the mobile quarterback. He is perfect for where offenses are heading this day,” said Mayock. “However, the reason I like him is he knew the strength of his team this year was his defense. There are a lot of coaches who let ego get in the way of wins and losses, and I thought he managed that offense beautifully.

“I’m really a big believer of this guy. The only downside is he has no familiarity whatsoever with the league and would really have to be paired I believe with a highly-competent general manager who is ready to hit the ground running.”

The takeaway would be that Mayock is unsure if Roseman and Kelly would be a fit.

Asked who the ideal candidate is for the Eagles job, Mayock brought up a familiar name.

“I think you load up the truck, and you get in it with a bunch of money and you drive down and find Jon Gruden,” said Mayock. “There’s nobody more ready to jump in than him. He’s gonna cost you a lot of money, but if I’m the Eagles, I’m camped outside his office because I wanna have a conversation.”

The entire interview is worth a listen.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Making Sense Of the Brian Kelly Interest

The Eagles’ coaching search took a sharp left turn Wednesday night when reports surfaced that the team has expressed interest in Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly.

Kelly interviewed with the Birds on Tuesday, one day after the Fighting Irish were blown out by Alabama, 42-14, in the BCS title game.

Of all the candidates who have been linked to the Eagles – and there have now been 11 total – Kelly is perhaps the most surprising name. He said as recently as last week that leaving was “not an option.” But as we know by now, what coaches say and what they do can be two different things.

So the obvious question is this: Is Kelly just leveraging NFL interest into a more favorable deal at Notre Dame? We’ve already seen Bill O’Brien and Chip Kelly interview with NFL teams before going back to their respective college gigs. Is Brian Kelly doing the same thing?

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbick recently talked about what he could do to keep Kelly. From the Chicago Tribune:

“Everything that goes into the program is on the table when we have those discussions,” Swarbrick said, when asked if a raise or extension would be part of his postseason talks with Kelly.

“Every year when we’re done, we talk about what the program needs. It’s been reflected in staff hires and equipment and all kinds of things that you do to make sure the program has the resources it needs to go forward. We go through a laundry list of those.”

So, perhaps that’s all it is. Kelly is playing the game like others before him.

But there’s always the possibility that he’s ready to make the leap. He spent three seasons at Central Michigan (2004-2006) and then made the move to Cincinnati. He spent three seasons there (2007-2009) and then landed the Notre Dame job. He’s spent three seasons in South Bend, and well, you get the picture.

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports doesn’t buy the idea that Kelly is just looking to negotiate a better deal at Notre Dame:

The thing is Kelly was already going to get paid. He was already in the perfect position. He restored Notre Dame, bringing joy to one of the wealthiest alumni bases in major college football. He’d earned his raise.

No, the interest in the NFL is real. It’s always been real, the ultimate spot for an upwardly mobile coach.

Wetzel’s argument makes a lot of sense. Kelly just led Notre Dame to the BCS title game. Wasn’t he already operating from a position of strength if all he wants is a better deal from the university?

From the Eagles’ perspective, the interest in Kelly tells us a couple things. Number one, they don’t plan on leaving any stone unturned (this side of Jon Gruden, that is).

And number two, this coaching search is completely wide-open. It appears Jeffrey Lurie had Chip Kelly and O’Brien at the top of his list. After them, the candidates are lumped together. And they come in all different shapes and sizes – from the college ranks (Brian Kelly) to NFL second-chancers (Lovie Smith) to up-and-coming coordinators (Gus Bradley).

The search is going to be exhaustive and thorough. And with the way things are developing, Brian Kelly might not be the last surprise name on the list.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Tim’s got more details on the interest in Kelly.

There were rumors that Jon Gruden was in town yesterday. T-Mac looked into them.

I took a break from the coaching search and offered up three playoff thoughts with an Eagles slant.

Howie Roseman talked to the Eagles’ Web site about the coaching search.

Greg Roman could be drawing some interest, and Mike Pettine is headed to Buffalo.

Tim looks at the philosophical decision between established candidates and unknowns.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com is skeptical of Kelly’s motives:

One longtime general manager says he generally stays away from trying to hire college coaches because you rarely know what they really want — do they want to go to the pros or use the pros to better their situation in college?

The NFL is a huge cash cow and not just for players or coaches but for college coaches looking for a raise. A great college coach leaks word about an NFL interview and boosters show up and ask: How would you like your extra cash? Stock options OK?

From SI.com’s Pete Thamel:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report that the Eagles and Kelly have agreed to revisit talks when he gets back from vacation this weekend.

COMING UP

I have a hunch we’ll come up with something to talk about.

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Eagles Interview Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly

The Eagles are looking to the college ranks once again.

The team is interested in Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and have already interviewed him, a league source confirmed to Birds 24/7. It is unknown if the interest is mutual, and Kelly is said to be out of the country. The interview took place on Tuesday, one day after the biggest game of Kelly’s life.

The 51-year-old Massachusetts native took the Fighting Irish to the BCS National Championship game this season, where they suffered a 42-14 loss at the hands of Alabama. Notre Dame went unbeaten in the regular season for the first time since 1988, and led the nation in scoring defense (10.3 points per game). The reigning AP Coach of the Year played linebacker at Assumption College before being hired as the team’s defensive coordinator. Defense is his specialty.

Prior to joining the Irish in 2010, Kelly coached at Cincinnati and Central Michigan. In those three stops he has compiled a record of 81-33 (.711 win percentage), including a 28-11 mark at Notre Dame. He has never coached in the pros.

Jeffrey Lurie clearly likes what he sees on the college level this year.

“I think the NFL right now tends to borrow more from college than the other way around,” said Lurie following his press conference last  week. “But I think it’s more about leadership. Some of these coaches in college are outstanding leaders. And they just go from a younger roster to a slightly older roster — still the average age is, what 26, 27, 25 in the NFL? They are dealing with 19, 20 year-olds. It’s not that big of a difference.

“There’s  no question, and I’m not the only on who thinks that college coaches are well-trained and have experienced tremendous pressure, and can handle it. And they’re smart.”

The team appeared to be in hot pursuit of Oregon’s Chip Kelly and also had interest in both Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and Syracuse’s Doug Marrone. Kelly and O’Brien chose to stay at their respective universities while Marrone took the Bills head coaching job.

Brian Kelly recently stated that he does not intend on leaving South Bend.

“Leaving is not an option,” he said. “I don’t even think about it.”

Jon Gruden Not In Town To Interview With Eagles

Rumors cropped up Wednesday that Jon Gruden was spotted in Philadelphia, leading to speculation that he may be in town to interview for the Eagles head coaching job.

If he is in town it does not have anything to do with the local team, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Gruden’s name has been tied to the Eagles job for years. In February, rumors of Gruden replacing Andy Reid got so rampant that the team had to release a statement.

Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil have kept the narrative alive this week with their public endorsements of the 49-year-old Gruden. But there is little evidence to indicate the Eagles are courting him. They have requested permission to speak with his brother Jay — the offensive coordinator for the Bengals.

Fans of the big-name coach will also not be happy to hear that Bill Cowher can be scratched off the list. He opened the window by telling Newsday that he plans on returning to the sidelines, but a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wednesday suggests that such a return won’t happen this season.

The Eagles will interview former Chicago coach Lovie Smith on Thursday, and are also expected to meet with Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. The Eagles said there was no update to provide as to when that interview with Bradley will occur.

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Coaching Buzz: Howie Roseman Talks About Search

Howie Roseman surfaced briefly Wednesday to talk about the coaching search.

No, he did not tip his hand, but did speak in generic terms to the team’s website about the process, which is now in its second week.

Is this taking longer than anticipated? “Jeffrey has been very adamant with us that the key is getting the right guy,” said Roseman. “The key isn’t getting the right guy as quickly as possible. So that’s what we’re going to do.”

What do you talk about in a meeting that lasts upwards of nine hours? “Everything. Every aspect of the organization,” said Roseman. “It’s how they run meetings, it’s how they run training camp, what they’re looking for in players, what they’re looking for in coaches. Getting an overall picture. Being a head coach in the National Football League is a big job, and you’re a CEO, so you have to have a plan and know what you’re doing in every area. You would be surprised at how detailed these people are, when it comes to strength and conditioning  or training staff or equipment or video, they have the answers. It’s very interesting to hear.”

What kind of feedback are you getting about the Eagles? “They know we have a great owner who is going to give us as many resources as possible to make sure we succeed. They know that we have just supported a coach for 14 years so we are built that way,” said Roseman. “All they have to do is call Andy Reid to know that’s he we do it. We’ve developed a family here.”

Many (including some Eagles fans) have been waiting for Mike Zimmer‘s name to emerge as a candidate for one of the openings around the league. Finally, it has.

The Eagles and Browns have shown similar taste when it comes to candidates so far. As of Wednesday morning, though, I did not get the sense that Zimmer was in the Eagles’ immediate plans. Jay Gruden is the only Bengals assistant they are publicly tied to at the moment. The Bengals had the sixth-ranked defense in the NFL this season under the guidance of the 56-year-old Zimmer.  In the second half of 2012, Cincinnati allowed just 12.8 points per game.

Be sure to check out our coaching tracker for all the latest.

 

Coaching Buzz: The Latest On Roman And Pettine

One name that’s been on our list of coaching candidates from day one is Greg Roman.

But somewhat curiously, the 49ers offensive coordinator and Ventnor, N.J. native drew no reported interest last week when teams were free to interview him.

However, that could change.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Roman could get a look in Jacksonville or San Diego because of his existing relationships with their decision-makers. The Jaguars have hired Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell as their new GM. As Maiocco explains, Caldwell and Roman were teammates and roommates at John Carroll University. Tom Telesco, who is in the mix for the Chargers GM job, also attended John Carroll and knows Roman.

The 40-year-old has never been a head coach at any level and has two years of NFL coordinator experience. He also worked on Jim Harbaugh’s staff for two years at Stanford.

As of this writing, the Eagles have not shown any interest in Roman. But as we’ve seen, the list of candidates can change on a daily basis.

PETTINE TO BUFFALO

Mike Pettine won’t be coming home.

The Doylestown native will join Doug Marrone’s staff as the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills, according to Chris Mortensen.

It’s wise for the Eagles to be thorough in their coaching search, but the one disadvantage is that you can miss out on some top-level assistants like Pettine, who find jobs elsewhere.

JAY GRUDEN STAYING PUT?

The Eagles are expected to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden at some point. But he doesn’t exactly seem eager to leave Cincinnati.

“I got called to interview for these jobs,” Gruden said, per the Bengals Web site. “I figure I better say yes or they’ll quit asking me.

“I think it will be a great experience and it’s exciting. I have every intention of coming back here. We’ve got a great group of guys here. We’re excited for the future here.”

But he explained that he does want to be a head coach – eventually.

“When you enter the coaching profession you necessarily don’t do it to be an assistant your whole life,” Gruden said. “Eventually you’d like to be top dog and run your own ship. When the time’s right. Every team has their issues and their problems. That’s why they’re looking. Eventually when the time is right, hopefully I’ll get a chance. If not this year, or next year, or the year after. I’ll be happy here because it’s a great place.”

MIKE NOLAN UPDATE

Mike Nolan has already interviewed with the Eagles. He talked to reporters about how the meeting went.

“Like I said, it’s flattering when someone wants to talk to you, at least I think so, and especially someone like Philadelphia, which is a great organization,” Nolan said, per Fox Sports South. “They have a tremendous owner, much like we do here. Whoever ends up with that job is going to do a good job and I also appreciate the fact that it is a great organization. They don’t change coaches very often. It’s been 14 years since they changed the last time and that’s a credit to the entire organization, not just Andy, who I think is a hell of a coach.

“It’s a real credit to them. So all I really say is for someone, it’s going to be a great opportunity to be with a great organization, a great owner and all those good things. Hopefully, we’re still playing so we keep on playing.”

And finally, the Chargers have contacted UCLA coach Jim L. Mora, according to the Los Angeles Times, but he’s expected to stay put.

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Eagles To Interview Lovie Smith

Add another name to the Eagles’ list of interviews.

Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski will meet with former Bears coach Lovie Smith on Thursday, the team announced.

Smith, 54, spent the past nine seasons in Chicago. The Bears went 81-63 (.563) under his direction, making the playoffs three times. Chicago was 3-3 in the postseason and advanced to the Super Bowl during the 2006 season.

Smith had defense and special-teams figured out. The problem, pretty consistently with his teams, was offense. They finished out of the top 10 in points scored in eight of nine seasons.

Here’s a look at the Bears’ average rank in offense and defense over the last nine years – both in terms of points scored/allowed and Football Outsiders’ DVOA rankings:

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Football Outsiders (Offense)
Football Outsiders (Defense)
18.310.127.16.6

You can see the clear split.

The Bills are the only other team that has interviewed Smith, and they hired Doug Marrone last week. Smith and Mike Nolan are the only two candidates the Eagles have interviewed who have previous NFL head-coaching experience. Here’s a list of all the coaches the Eagles have interviewed or are scheduled to interview.

Coach
Position
Status
Jay GrudenBengals OCWill Interview
Gus BradleySeahawks DCWill Interview
Bruce AriansColts OCWill Interview
Lovie SmithEx-Bears CoachHas Interviewed
Mike NolanFalcons DCHas Interviewed
Keith ArmstrongFalcons ST CoachHas Interviewed
Mike McCoyBroncos OCHas Interviewed
Chip KellyOregon HCHas Interviewed
Bill O'BrienPenn State HCHas Interviewed

As you can see, there’s no set formula. Five have offensive backgrounds; three have defensive backgrounds; and one special-teams. Former head coaches, college coaches and current NFL assistants are all included.

One more thing to keep in mind with Smith. While he’s obviously in the mix to be the head coach, don’t rule him out as a potential defensive coordinator down the road. There’s no guarantee that he lands a head-coaching gig, and we’ve discussed at length the importance of hiring strong coordinators. In the event that the Eagles go with a less experienced head coach, Smith would be just that.

EAGLES SIGN TWO WRs

The Eagles also announced that they’ve signed wide receivers Nick Miller and DeMarco Sampson, each to two-year contracts.

Miller (5-9, 180) has played in 17 games with the Oakland Raiders (2009-11) and St. Louis Rams (2011). He has four catches for 48 yards. Miller has also returned 45 punts for 404 yards. He played his college ball at Southern Utah and signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

Sampson (6-2, 204) was a seventh-round pick by of the Cardinals in 2011. He had three catches for 36 yards in 12 games as a rookie and played his college ball at San Diego State.

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Coaching Buzz: Saban, Pettine And (Jay) Gruden

We’ve learned that what Nick Saban says and what Nick Saban does when it comes to his coaching future can be two different things. But he sounded pretty convincing Tuesday when the questions about the NFL came up once again. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

“I think somewhere along the line you’ve got to choose. You learn a lot from the experiences of what you’ve done in the past.

“I came to the Miami Dolphins, what, eight years ago for the best owner, the best person that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work for. And in the two years that I was here, had a very, very difficult time thinking that I could impact the organization in the way that I wanted to or the way that I was able to in  college, and it was very difficult for me, because there’s a lot of parity in the NFL, there’s a lot of rules in the NFL.

“And people say you can draft the players that you want to draft; you can draft a player that’s there when you pick. It might not be the player you need, it might not be the player you want. You’ve got salary cap issues. We had them here. You’ve got to have a quarterback. We had a chance to get one here; sort of messed it up.

“So I didn’t feel like I could impact the team the same way that I can as a college coach in terms of affecting people’s lives personally, helping them develop careers by graduating from school, off the field, by helping develop them as football players, and there’s a lot of self-gratification in all that, all right.”

“I kind of learned through that experience (with the Dolphins) that maybe this is where I belong, and I’m really happy and at peace with all that,” said Saban. “So no matter how many times I say that, y’all don’t believe it, so I don’t even know why I keep talking about it.”

Local product Mike Pettine, who served as the Jets defensive coordinator from 2009 to this past season, is a free agent. And he’s keeping at least a half-an-eye on what the Eagles are doing. From Ed Kracz:

“Obviously a lot of people, myself included, are very interested to see what happens there,” he said. “Growing up an Eagles fan, you always have that hometown team in the back of your mind.”

Pettine, the CB West grad and former North Penn coach, is expected to interview for the DC job in Buffalo.

Finally, a report surfaced that the Eagles will interview Jay Gruden on Wednesday. The Eagles have denied that report.

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Jaws: Gruden Interested, Eagles Haven’t Reached Out

Until all five of the remaining head-coaching openings are filled, Jon Gruden’s name is going to continue to come up.

The Gruden conversation revolves around two key questions:

1. How interested is he in returning to coaching?

2. How interested are teams in bringing him on board?

There have been plenty of rumors, but Ron Jaworski has discussed the possibilities directly with Gruden.

“Jon has gotten a lot of discussion,” Jaws said during an interview with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic Monday. “It’s just not as public as some of the other ones. I spoke to Jon earlier, and we spoke about it. He’s had numerous meetings. He has told teams that he is not interested in certain jobs. There are jobs that he’s interested in, but no one at those teams has reached out to him, or they may even have a coach in place.”

The obvious follow-up was: Are the Eagles one of the teams he’s not interested in?

“No, I didn’t say that,” Jaworski said. “They haven’t reached out to Jon.”

Opinion on Gruden is mixed. In 11 seasons with the Raiders and Bucs, his teams got to the playoffs five times. Gruden won a Super Bowl with Tampa in 2002. After that season, though, he went 45-51.

A league source told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer yesterday that the Browns were showing some interest in Gruden. But Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk aggressively shot down the report. Between the Browns report and Jaworski’s comments, it sounds like the market for Gruden might not be as inviting as one would expect.

Any owner or GM looking into hiring Gruden would need to do thorough homework on what happened with him during the final six seasons in Tampa. But one thing Gruden has going for him is that he’s been very much involved in the game since leaving the sidelines. As an analyst for ESPN, he watches film and talks to coaches/players/executives on a weekly basis. Shortly after he was fired by the Bucs, Gruden spent time with Chip Kelly to learn about his spread offense.

The Eagles have plans to interview Jay Gruden, Jon’s brother. They appear to be in the middle of what looks like an extremely thorough search, especially now that Kelly is off the market.

If the plan is to leave no stone unturned, you would think they would at least have a conversation at some point with Jon Gruden.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: The Nick Saban Conversation

With five head-coaching jobs still available around the NFL, several assistants figure to get interviews this week.

Many of the names being mentioned – Gus BradleyMike McCoyJay Gruden - were unfamiliar to Eagles fans as recently as a few weeks ago. If you happen to be engaging in conversation today about who Andy Reid’s successor should be, chances are, you’re throwing around some bigger names.

We’re talking about names like Nick Saban.

Saban’s Alabama squad manhandled Notre Dame in the BCS title game Monday night, 42-14. And so today, the question will be revisited: Does he want one more shot in the NFL?

“I don’t have any unfinished business in the NFL,” Saban said over the weekend, according to USA Today. “It’s not something I’m concerned about. It’s not even anything I want to do.”

Of course, what coaches say and what they do are often two different things. Saban is coming off back-to-back BCS titles and now has four overall (three in the past four seasons). Maybe he’s perfectly content staying in Tuscaloosa and going for a three-peat. Maybe he has his eyes on Bear Bryant’s record of six national titles. Maybe he figures he’s already had a taste of the NFL, and it wasn’t that great.

Maybe.

But there’s another potential path here too. Saban is 61. There’s always the possibility that his natural competitive nature leads to a desire for one more shot on the sport’s biggest stage. In two seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2005-2006), he went 15-17. In a must-read piece, David Hyde of the South Florida Sun Sentinel recently shared a series of anecdotes detailing Saban’s time in the NFL:

Do you like Nick Saban? Can you? That’s the question for the equipment manager, and he tells of arriving for work early one morning at the same time as the coach. It was still dark outside. Quiet.

The equipment manager, Tony Egues, reached the door to the Dolphins complex first, held it open for his boss and then said the two words that came to symbolize Saban’s scarred Dolphins legacy.

“Morning, coach,” he said.

Egues, who is no longer with the team, doesn’t remember if Saban answered. What he remembers is Saban’s lieutenant, Scott O’Brien, nicknamed “Dr. Doom,” soon telling him never speak to the coach unless addressed first. Ever. Got it?

The story had a happy ending, but you get the picture: Saban does things his way.

Christopher L. Gasper of The Boston Globe recently pointed out how Saban is running Alabama like a professional organization:

If you close your eyes and listen to Alabama’s players couch their answers and watch their words, you would swear you were in Fort Foxborough.

That’s not a coincidence. Saban is a buddy of Bill Belichick and spent four seasons as Belichick’s defensive coordinator in Cleveland. There’s a picture of the two of them chatting on page 166 of the Alabama media guide. It looks like a real yuckfest.

It’s debatable who rubbed off on whom. This is what His Hoodiness said about his pal Saban back in 2006, when Saban was coach of the Miami Dolphins:

“There’s no other coach in this league or any league that I have more respect for than Nick Saban. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I learned a whole lot more from him when he was at Cleveland than I’m sure he learned from me . . . That guy is a [darn] good football coach.”

The expectation is that Saban will stay put. But if you’re a decision-maker in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, San Diego or Arizona, do you at least make the call? We’ll find out the answer to that question in the next few days.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Reid addressed the Philadelphia media and the Kansas City media in two different sessions. Tim’s got the rundown of what he said.

One week into the coaching search, we have some new names to consider. My updated list of Eagles coaching candidates.

T-Mac’s got the latest on the Bruce Arians situation.

Do your [bleepin’] job and get to know Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

Because Chip Kelly didn’t want to commit, the Eagles may have dodged a bullet, writes McManus.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

SI.com’s Peter King offers this nugget on the Eagles’ coaching search:

I think the Eagles liked Penn State coach Bill O’Brien more than any of us thought when that story came down the other night … but not enough to hire him immediately, before interviewing more coaches, including Chip Kelly.

Dan Graziano of ESPN.com assesses the appeal of the Eagles job:

The Eagles’ head coaching job is not some dream opportunity for which the cream of the coaching crop is going to climb all over itself. There are multiple red flags that could turn off highly qualified candidates and likely will end up forcing the Eagles to take a chance on an unproved coordinator.

COMING UP

The coaching search continues. Keep it right here for updates.

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