Some news to pass along regarding the Eagles’ assistant coaching search, which we now know will no longer include Jim Herrmann.
What @tomrock_newsday just tweeted: Giants LBs coach Jim Hermann has withdrawn his name fromthe Eagles’ DC search. Will stay w/ Giants.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 21, 2013
Herrmann has spent the last four season as the Giants linebackers coach and has seven years of NFL experience. Whether it was the Eagles or Hermann that made the decision, he obviously was not a fit.
There appeared to be some early interest in Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Albert Breer of NFL Network says the Eagles are now focusing on the pro ranks to find their defensive coordinator.
Part of Eagles’ thinking is with Jerry Azzinaro and Bill McGovern expected to come aboard, NFL man is preferable to coordinate the D.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 21, 2013
Azzinaro served as Oregon’s defensive line coach under Kelly, and McGovern is the linebackers coach for Boston College.
According to Football Scoop, Bills wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell and former Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter will also be part of Kelly’s staff. Bicknell was an offensive line coach for Temple in 2006.
The Eagles have not been commenting about their assistant search. We plan on speaking with Kelly Monday afternoon at Senior Bowl practice and will update you afterwards.
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