The Eagles are one week into their coaching search, and the landscape has changed considerably.
Chip Kelly and Bill O’Brien are staying at Oregon and Penn State, respectively. Dirk Koetter will remain offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. And Doug Marrone signed on with the Bills.
All four were on the Eagles’ radar at one time or another during the last seven days.
So where do Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski go from here? The interviews will continue this week. Below is a list of candidates to keep an eye on.
The Eagles have requested permission to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Tim McManus has confirmed.
Gruden has been with Cincinnati the past two seasons. He’s done a nice job of developing young talent – specifically quarterback Andy Dalton. A second-round pick in 2011, Dalton threw 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a rookie. His numbers are up across the board this year, as Dalton completed 62.3 percent of his passes with 27 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
The Eagles apparently like what they’ve seen from the 13-3 Falcons this season.
Earlier today, a report surfaced that they’d take a look at Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. And now, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports that the team has asked for permission to interview Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong.
The focus may be on the wrong Gruden.
While plenty of fans are clamoring for the more famous brother, Jon, to climb down from the broadcast booth to take over the Eagles in 2013, the chances of that becoming a reality are slim. But hiring his younger brother, Jay, just might make some sense.