Duce Staley, Mike Groh interview for Eagles' offensive coordinator job


The Philadelphia Eagles opted to not hire former SC star Duce Staley as their offensive coordinator as multiple reports on Tuesday stated that Mike Groh, who was serving as the team's wide receivers coach, has been hired to fill that vacant job.

An extensive search it would not be, as the two main candidates down the stretch appeared to be running backs coach Duce Staley, the longest tenured coach on the team and fan favorite, and Mike Groh, a new addition to the staff last season along with Alshon Jeffery who had worked with Groh in Chicago.

Groh replaces Frank Reich who left the Eagles to take the head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts.

Groh is the choice, according to ESPN's Tim McManus. Since then, he's coached wide receivers at the University of Alabama, the Bears, the Rams and the Eagles.

Jeffery and Torrey Smith were in their first seasons with the Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz in 2017.

Groh was credited with bringing new plays to Pederson as well as collaborating with Reich to design plays.

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Groh, 46, began his coaching career as an assistant for his dad with the Jets in 2000.

Staley clearly has the respect of the current crop of running backs, which includes upcoming free agent LeGarrette Blount.

Prior to Tuesday's title change, Staley had been the Eagles' running backs coach since being hired into that position by former head coach Chip Kelly in 2011.

Former Eagles RB LeSean McCoy endorsed Staley for the offensive coordinator position over the weekend.