September 6, 2014 |
The Jacksonville offense does not boast LeSean McCoy or Nick Foles or Pro Bowlers on the offensive line, and those watching Sunday's Eagles-Jaguars game likely will not confuse it with Chip Kelly's group. But when the Eagles defense is on the field, Jacksonville's pace might look familiar. Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch studied Kelly and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn after the 2011 season when he was the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami and installed an up-tempo system.
January 29, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The Eagles managed to make a ripple of Super Bowl-week news yesterday, finally announcing the hiring of Bill Musgrave as their quarterbacks coach, something that was widely reported last week. If you were hoping for something from Eagles coach Chip Kelly on why Musgrave is the new quarterbacks coach, though, you were out of luck. The announcement told us only where Musgrave has played and coached; it didn't even feature a quote from him about why this might be an appealing opportunity for the former Eagles offensive assistant (in 1998)
January 16, 2014 |
ACCORDING TO an ESPN report, Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor's first year with Chip Kelly was also his last. The network said Lazor is expected to become the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator under new coach Jim Caldwell. Lazor, 41, obviously is boosted by the way Nick Foles blossomed. Foles officially became a Pro Bowl quarterback yesterday, after throwing 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions in 10 starts. In Detroit, Lazor will work with another up-and-coming quarterback, Matt Stafford, and also will have the league's most feared weapon, Calvin Johnson.
January 10, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - As the search for Penn State's next head football coach hits its 1-week anniversary today, another name has emerged as a possible successor to Bill O'Brien. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has not only drawn interest from Penn State but has already interviewed for the job, according to CBSsports.com's Bruce Feldman. Roman, who has been in charge of the 49ers attack since the 2011 season and also was the offensive coordinator under head coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, also interviewed for the Penn State vacancy 2 years ago, before O'Brien was hired.
December 11, 2013 |
John J. Idzik, 85, a Bridesburg native who played football for Northeast Catholic High School and went on to a long coaching career that included a stint as the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator in the mid-1970s, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, at his home in Chadds Ford. His son, John Jr., general manager of the New York Jets, said his father "had a tremendous impact on me personally and I witnessed his impact on several generations of players and coaches. He was a remarkable man. " At Northeast Catholic, Mr. Idzik was an All-Scholastic and All-Catholic Team halfback and a catcher for the school's City Championship baseball team, his family said.
November 1, 2013 |
Since taking his first coaching job in football only months after graduating from Delaware, Bill Cubit has led the kind of nomadic existence that only a college coach can understand. The travels of Cubit, who is from Sharon Hill, Delaware County, have taken him to Illinois, where he is in his first year as offensive coordinator of the Fighting Illini. That job will take him back to his home state this weekend for a game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium. A former wide receiver at Delaware, Cubit, 60, began his career as a Swarthmore assistant.
August 30, 2013 |
Dwayne Allen, Colts: Both Allen (foot) and teammate Coby Fleener (knee) missed valuable time in camp as new coordinator Pep Hamilton was installing his offense. Fleener played at Stanford when Hamilton was the OC, but this situation is a little too murky. Jordan Cameron, Browns: He's a hot sleeper, because Cleveland coach (and former tight end) Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner are calling the shots. Cameron, who worked with Tony Gonzalez in the offseason, has 26 catches in 22 career games.
August 1, 2013 |
WHEN CHIP Kelly was hired as the head coach of the Eagles in January, David Ball had a feeling. He knew he had to be ready. "What went into my mind was I won't be able to stomach it if I get a call and I'm not ready," Ball said. "So, be ready. " Ball was a receiver at the University of New Hampshire from 2003-06 when Kelly was the Wildcats' offensive coordinator. Kelly had a pass-heavy offense back then and Ball still holds the Division I-AA record for touchdown receptions (58)