On Banner, And Lessons Learned

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If you’re like me, you find Joe Banner to be an oddly fascinating study. If so, you’ll especially enjoy the anecdotes that Peter King unearthed about Banner’s final days as boss in Cleveland.

The scene is set around the interview Banner and the rest of the Browns’ brass held with head coaching candidate Ken Whisenhunt this offseason. Whisenhunt interviewed for the same position last year but the gig instead went to Rob Chudzinski, who was promptly fired after a 4-12 campaign. He wanted to know why he didn’t get the job the first time around. Read more »

Chip Not Listening To USC ‘Banter’

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Put together a 1-3 start for the Eagles and an opening at USC, and what you get is speculation.

Some national pundits see Kelly as a top candidate for the Southern Cal gig. At least one is wondering aloud whether the former Oregon coach is cut out for the pros.

On Thursday, Kelly was asked about the back-to-college buzz.

“I’m the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m very, very excited to be here,” said Kelly. “No entertaining anything like that. I’m here.” Read more »