Eagles Make Coaching Staff Changes

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

MOBILE, Ala. — It’s been a busy night for Eagles coaching staff changes.

The latest move involves quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, who is leaving to become the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Musgrave spent just one season in Philadelphia.

This is the second straight offseason in which the Eagles quarterbacks coach has been promoted to offensive coordinator of another team. Last year, Bill Lazor left to direct the Dolphins’ offense.

Chip Kelly will now need to find a new man to work with Nick Foles and whoever the other quarterbacks are on the Eagles’ roster.

Meanwhile, the team announced a couple other changes earlier in the day.

On the defensive side of the ball, John Lovett is out as defensive backs coach. He is replaced by Cory Undlin, who most recently filled the same position with the Broncos for two seasons (2013-14). Undlin previously spent a couple seasons coaching the Jaguars’ defensive backs under Jack Del Rio. From 2005 to 2008, the 43-year-old was with the Cleveland Browns, and he spent one season (2004) with the New England Patriots.

On the offensive side of the ball, Justin Peelle has been promoted to tight ends coach. He spent the previous two seasons as assistant tight ends coach under Ted Williams. Peelle spent 10 seasons in the NFL from 2002 to 2011, playing for the Chargers, Dolphins, Falcons and 49ers. He played his college ball at Oregon.

As for Lovett and Williams, they are staying with the organization, working in the team’s pro scouting department.

Earlier this offseason, assistant defensive backs coach Todd Lyght moved on to Vanderbilt.

In all, that’s four coaches on Kelly’s 2014 staff who won’t be back in 2015.