The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles had some coaching decisions to make after offensive coordinator Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo departed for other jobs following their Super Bowl LII victory.
Previous reports had noted that Philadelphia was not going to hire an offensive coordinator to replace Reich. Instead, the team was likely to give running backs coach Duce Staley and wide receivers coach Mike Groh more responsibilities
Fresh off both assistants interviewing for the offensive coordinator job, it became apparent that this wasn’t going to be the case. Now, according to this report from ESPN’s Tim McManus, the Eagles have in fact decided to promote Groh to offensive coordinator.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson has decided to promote Mike Groh to offensive coordinator, per source. https://t.co/NpjsFMoNpf
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) February 20, 2018
This doesn’t change a whole lot in Philadelphia. Head coach Doug Pederson will still be the primary play caller with input from both Groh and Staley. Though, it is a promotion for a young coach that is seen as an up and comer around the NFL. The son of former New York Jets head coach, Al, the young Groh has served as an assistant in both the college and NFL ranks since 2000.
This will be his first professional coordinating job. He served as his father’s offensive coordinator at Virginia from 2006-08.