February 20, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles have promoted wide receivers coach Mike Groh to be the new offensive coordinator, according to a report from Tim McManus of ESPN.
The offensive coordinator job became vacant after Frank Reich left the Eagles to become the Indianapolis Colts' new head coach.
The Eagles had arguably the worst group of wide receivers in the NFL in 2016. In 2017, they added better players at wide receiver, and under the tutelage of Groh, their production – as well as their lack of mistakes – improved dramatically.
McManus previously reported that Groh and Duce Staley would be interviewing for the offensive coordinator job on Monday. To be determined if Staley will also be promoted to some other elevated role, or if he will continue on simply as the Eagles' running backs coach.
Here's a look at the Eagles' coaching staff in 2017, compared with the changes in 2018:
|Eagles coaching staff||2017||2018|
|Head coach||Doug Pederson||Doug Pederson|
|Offensive coordinator||Frank Reich||Mike Groh (reportedly)|
|Defensive coordinator||Jim Schwartz||Jim Schwartz|
|Special teams coordinator||Dave Fipp||Dave Fipp|
|QB coach||John DeFilippo||Press Taylor|
|OL coach||Jeff Stoutland||Jeff Stoutland|
|WR coach||Mike Groh||?|
|RB coach||Duce Staley||Duce Staley|
|TE coach||Justin Peelle||Justin Peelle|
|Defensive line coach||Chris Wilson||Chris Wilson|
|Linebackers coach||Ken Flajole||Ken Flajole|
|Defensive backs coach||Cory Undlin||Cory Undlin|
|Safeties coach||Tim Hauck||Tim Hauck|
With Groh's promotion, the Eagles will be shopping for a new wide receivers coach.
UPDATE: Duce did indeed get a promotion as well:
#Eagles coach Duce Staley's work is being recognized with a new title today: Assistant head coach/ running backs.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 20, 2018
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