Your Friday Morning Coaching Search Roundup
It’s Friday morning and your Eagles coaching search continues to move forward like it’s going through a school zone.
The Eagles interviewed Bill O’Brien yesterday, but O’Brien, whose name excited 80% of Eagles fans and enraged the other 20% with ties to Penn State (as if his leaving would have cost the school three years of bowl eligibility and 10 scholarships…), says he will stay in Happy Valley.
That might be a good thing, anyway. O’Brien’s resume, which is made available along with his contract by PSU, reads like it was penned by a third grader. You can see it at the bottom of this PDF. I’ll call your attention to the syntax error “Coach Tom Brady…”, the varying uses of “2nd” and “fifth,” and other poorly written accomplishments, not the least of which is his feeling the need to point out that he coached Jabar Gaffney. I assume that resumes for high-level D-I and NFL coaching positions are a mere formality, especially when one’s application can consist of “Hey, go watch my Super Bowl tape.” But still… come on, Bill.
The Inquirer’s Zach Berman was in Arizona last night and brings us some quotes from Chip Kelly - whose Ducks just won the Fiesta Bowl thanks in part to Kelly's decision to go for two following an opening kickoff that was returned for a touchdown - including this one:
“I said I’ll always listen. And that’s what I’ll do,” Kelly said. “I know that people want to talk to me because of our players. The success of our football program has always been about our guys. It’s an honor for someone to say they’d want to talk to me about maybe moving on to go coach in the National Football League. But it’s because of what those guys do. I’ll listen, and we’ll see.”
Finally, Andy Reid and the Chiefs are getting closer to a deal, but none has been reached yet, according to CSN’s Reuben Frank.