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Eagles QB coach Pat Shurmur headed to St Louis

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Multiple sources are reporting this morning that the St. Louis Rams are set to announce Eagles QB coach Pat Shurmur as their new offensive coordinator.

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The Eagles probably won't have a new quarterback for the 2009 season, but they will have a new quarterbacks coach. A league source told the Daily News that St. Louis will announce the hiring of Pat Shurmur as its offensive coordinator.

On Sunday the news broke that former long time Eagles defensive assistant Steve Spagnuolo would leave the Giants to become the Rams' head coach. It appears that he'll be raiding at least one of his former teams for his coordinators.

Shurmur has been an assistant with the Eagles since Andy Reid came here a decade ago. He started as Tight Ends coach, but spent the last 7 years coaching the QBs. Shurmur has long been rumored as a possible coordinator elsewhere, something coach Reid has seen coming.

""Pat's a very good football coach and teacher,"" said head coach Andy Reid. ""He's received a lot of attention from other teams to be a coordinator [in the last two years] that's going to happen for him.""

In all likelhood, offensive assistant Mark Whipple will be named the new Eagles QB coach. Whipple coached Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh under Bill Cowher and was brought in here when it appeared Shurmur might leave last year.

Best of luck to Shurmur... and get ready for some passing Rams fans!