The Philadelphia Eagles finally have a defensive line coach. Meeting with the media at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday, new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the team has hired Chris Wilson.
So who is Wilson, exactly? Well, he was supposed to be the defensive coach at Missouri. But now he's head to the Eagles instead.
Wilson played linebacker at Oklahoma from 1988 through 1991. Here's a general overview of his coaching experience:
2014-15 Defensive Line, USC
2013 Defensive, Line, Georgia
2011-12 Defensive Line/Defensive Coordinator, Mississippi St.
2010 Defensive Line/Co-Defensive Coordinator, Mississippi St.
2007-09 Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coordinator, Oklahoma
2005-06 Defensive Ends, Oklahoma
2000-04 Defensive Line, Colorado
1998-99 Defensive Line, Illinois State
1997 Outside Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator, Indiana State
1996 Defensive Line, NE Oklahoma
1995 Outside Linebackers, Northern Illinois
1994 Linebackers, Indiana State
1993 Graduate Assistant, Indiana State
As you can see, he most recently spent time with the USC Trojans. He had the opportunity to work with first round draft pick Leonard Williams during that span. In Philadelphia, Wilson will get to work with a lot of talented players such as Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Brandon Graham, and (potentially) Vinny Curry. Speaking of Cox, Wilson worked with him when they were both together at Mississippi State. Interesting.
Here's video of Wilson mic'd up during a USC practice. He seems like an animated guy.
UPDATE: The Eagles hired an assistant wide receivers coach, as noted by Tim McManus of Birds 24/7.
The Eagles also hired Joe D'Orazio as assistant wide receivers coach to pair with Greg Lewis. D’Orazio spent last season as tight ends coach at Columbia. Prior to that the Philadelphia-area native was with the Chiefs as the senior assistant to Andy Reid.