Wake-Up Call: Will the Eagles Have To Settle?

Jeffrey Lurie. (Jeff Fusco)

Jeffrey Lurie. (Jeff Fusco)

The day after Jeffrey Lurie fired Chip Kelly on a Tuesday night with one game left in the season, the Eagles owner said he wanted to give his team an advantage over other franchises who would seek a new head coach.

“I wanted to get a jump start on our head coaching search and I knew already what we were going to do,” Lurie said. “I thought having six extra days was pretty important, because as you know, it’s a chaotic, rushed schedule when you’re looking for a head coach.”

From the outside looking in, however, it doesn’t appear that head start did the Eagles any good. Seventeen days removed from the Kelly firing, Lurie is down to four candidates whom the team confirmed they interviewed. Read more »

Master List: Eagles Coaching Tracker

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Since the Eagles fired Chip Kelly, rumors have swirled and reports have circulated about his replacement. To keep all of the information we’ve gathered organized in one place, we created the master list below.

We only included candidates who the Eagles reportedly have interest in, not people like Hue Jackson or Sean McDermott who some say it’d make sense for them to be looking at. There are also a few names who the Eagles reportedly plan to interview, but we won’t check off that last column until the interview has a specific timeframe or has occurred. Read more »

Coaching Buzz: Marrone Hired By Bills

Another twist in the ever-intensifying Eagles coaching search.

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, scheduled to interview with the Eagles in Arizona this weekend, has agreed to become the next head coach of the Bills, according to multiple reports.

This is particularly interesting because Joe Banner‘s Browns were said to have significant interest in Marrone.

That would leave Kelly for the Browns. We know the Cleveland brass had a lengthy meeting with the Oregon coach Friday, and a report emerged shortly thereafter that the two sides were close to an agreement. Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles  got their chance on Saturday, though, and their lunch with Kelly spilled well into the night.

Kelly is on record as saying he would like this to be a quick process.

The Eagles have an interview scheduled for Sunday with Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and are slated to meet with Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians this week. They have also requested permission to speak with Bengals OC Jay Gruden.

Our coaching tracker has every interview for every team listed.

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