Eagles coach Doug Pederson promotes Mike Groh to offensive coordinator


The Philadelphia Eagles opted to not hire former SC star Duce Staley as their offensive coordinator as multiple reports on Tuesday stated that Mike Groh, who was serving as the team's wide receivers coach, has been hired to fill that vacant job.

Staley is viewed as a bit of a rising star in the coaching community, and on the Eagles' staff, thanks in part to his work structuring and managing the team's running back rotation and his impact on chemistry within that position group. It didn't take long for Pederson to decide on who will take over for Frank Reich now that he is the Colts head coach.

Tim McManus reported the news on Twitter.

Groh served as the Eagles' wide receivers coach last season. The addition of free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith helped, and Nelson Agholor had a breakout season after a lackluster first two years.

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This news comes just a little over a week after the Eagles promoted Press Taylor to quarterbacks coach. He broke into the league as an assistant coach for the Jets when his father, Al, was the head coach in 2000.

Prior to Tuesday's title change, Staley had been the Eagles' running backs coach since being hired into that position by former head coach Chip Kelly in 2011.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who is the offensive play-caller, had previously considered leaving the offensive coordinator position vacant before leaning toward replacing Reich in-house. Staley has been the team's running backs coach since 2013.

Groh, whose father Al Groh was the offensive coordinator at SC in 1988, played quarterback at Spring Valley in 1988 and led the Vikings to the state title.