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Chip Kelly is strengthening the Eagles' sports science program

More science!

Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Bleeding Green Nation's Mark Saltveit recently wrote about the Eagles recent promotion of former sports science coordinator Shaun Huls to the new title of director of sports science and reconditioning. As it turns out, this wasn't the only change the Eagles made in their sports science department.

According to Zach Berman of the Philadelpha Inquirer, the Eagles have made a few new additions to their sports science program. James Hanisch has been hired as a high performance analyst while J.P. Crowley Hanlon has been brought on the team's staff as a logistics coordinator.

To no surprise, both Hanisch and Hanlon are from -- you guessed it -- Oregon! But before Hanisch joined the Ducks, he was the head of sports science with the Brisbane Lions, an Australian rules football club. One BGN reader, who happens to be a resident Australian, once wrote about the use of sports science in Australia.

This also funny since the Sixers recently hired an Australian sports science guy of their own. (Maybe Chip and Sam Hinkie are really just in cahoots?!)

Kelly and the Eagles believe there's an advantage to be found with their program. It's unclear what kind of direct impact these new members will have but it's still interesting.

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