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Jauron
Jauron
Posted: January 17, 2011

While the interview process has not officially begun for the Eagles' vacancy at defensive coordinator, here are three names that have emerged:

DICK JAURON

Age: 60

Currently: Eagles senior assistant and defensive backs coach.

Background: Jauron came to the Eagles last summer after having been fired as Buffalo head coach after a 3-6 start to the 2009 season . . . Has been an NFL assistant or head coach since 1985 . . . Was Jacksonville defensive coordinator from 1995-98 before becoming Chicago head coach (35-45 record, 1999-2003) . . . Spent 2004 and part of '05 as defensive coordinator with Detroit before finishing '05 as interim head coach (1-4) . . . Went 24-33 as Bills' head coach.

Also: The Eagles granted permission for Cleveland to discuss its defensive-coordinator spot with Jauron. That interview is expected to take place today.

JIM MORA

Age: 50

Currently: Analyst for the NFL Network

Background: Mora was fired after one season as the Seahawks coach, going 5-11 in 2009, despite getting a 5-year contract . . . He spent two seasons with the Seahawks as an assistant coach after he was fired as the Atlanta head coach. Mora went 26-22 in three seasons (2004-06), making the playoffs in his first year and losing to the Eagles in the NFC title game . . . He spent 5 years as the San Francisco defensive coordinator. His best season was 2001, when the Niners were 14th overall, seventh against the run.

Also: Mora's father Jim coached the USFL Philadelphia Stars as well as the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. The younger Mora was a member of Steve Mariucci's coaching staff in San Francisco, as was Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Andy Reid and Mariucci are close friends from their time together in Green Bay.

BILL DAVIS

Age: 55

Currently: Fired Jan. 6 after one season as defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals.

Background: Has been an NFL assistant since 1992, with three seasons as a defensive coordinator - this season in Arizona and 2005-06 in San Francisco . . . Cardinals (5-11) were 29th overall in total defense and 30th in points allowed this season, although they were first in red-zone defense . . . Was promoted after 2 years on the Cardinals' staff as linebackers coach . . . Davis was hired by Mike Nolan with the 49ers in 2005 in part because of his familiarity with the 3-4 that Nolan wanted to implement . . . The Niners were 30th in points allowed in 2005 and last in passing defense. In 2006, San Francisco allowed the most points in the league . . . Also has spent time with Pittsburgh, Carolina, Green Bay, Atlanta and the New York Giants.

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