USC OC Graham Harrell Won’t Leave For Eagles

USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell won’t leave the school to take on the same role with the Eagles, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports (on Twitter) hears. It’s not clear whether Harrell would have gotten the job in Philly, but he was among the coaches on their radar.

The Eagles bounced Mike Groh earlier this month, shortly after head coach Doug Pederson inadvertently told reporters that he’d be staying on board. Since then, they’ve seen Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban decline their request for an interview and ex-Redskins OC Kevin O’Connell accept the same job with the Rams.

It’s not clear where the Eagles will go from here. They’ve been connected to Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka, but they’ve yet to schedule an interview.

Harrell became USC’s OC last year after Kliff Kingsbury left for the Cardinals. In 2019, USC ranked 20th last season with 454 yards per game, improving significantly from its 382.6 average in 2018.

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10 comments on “USC OC Graham Harrell Won’t Leave For Eagles

  1. jawn

    Seems like there should be better options than a mediocre school’s OC and some quarterback coaches…

        • phillyballers

          No… those dudes parlayed their SB win into better gigs. Dougie P calls the plays. This is just an advisory role if were being honest, and the way they fired Groh probably put a bunch if guys off.

        • I give no fox

          And frank reich never had an OC job where he called plays. What’s your point? Reich was “OC” in San Diego but McCoy called the plays. Other than that, he was just a position coach. That’s where the eagles will find their next OC. No OC worth their salt would be willing to cede play calling because it would be a step backwards in their career

  2. vannzee

    Could be they are waiting on Mike Kafka. They could just promote Press Taylor.

  3. DannyQ3913

    Eagles are predictable. Doug and Andy drafted Kafka. He’ll be the OC this year.

  4. bumpy93

    Jim Caldwell should get a look before they hire anyone IMO. He took flacco and made him a Superbowl MVP and got the Lions into the playoffs 1 or 2 times. They need to atleast talk to him

  5. crosseyedlemon

    With the rest of the division teams scrambling around in disarray the Eagles should have just stood pat for 2020. Just getting healthy again would solve most of their problems as they still have a solid core of talent. It’s pretty obvious Howie had no plan other than finding a fall guy. This is not going to end well.

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