A new name has emerged in the Philadelphia Eagles coaching search. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, former Bills head coach and current Jacksonville assistant Doug Marrone is set to interview with Philadelphia. Mortensen mentioned Marrone's name and others in an appearance on ESPN on Monday afternoon:
"Last night, [the Eagles] had a telephone conversation with Adam Gase, who is the Bears offensive coordinator. They’re interviewing Pat Shurmur, their interim head coach, today. They will interview Teryl Austin, the Lions defensive coordinator. They will interview Gase in person. They will interview Doug Marrone who is the assistant head coach/offensive line coach of the Jaguars, former Buffalo Bills head coach. And there’s a long list from there. The list runs about 10 or 12 deep."
The nugget about the Eagles have a phone conversation with Gase is new. It was already reported that the team is going to interview him, however. The same goes for Austin, who is expected to interview with the Eagles this week.
Marrone is the new name ... sort of. This isn't the first time the Eagles have shown interest in him. Philadelphia interviewed Marrone back when the Eagles were searching for a head coach in 2013. Here's what we wrote about Marrone last week:
The Eagles interviewed Marrone before he got hired by the Bills in 2013. The 51-year-old Marrone went 15-17 in two years with Buffalo before he actually decided to opt out of his contract following the 2014 season due to Buffalo's change in ownership. Marrone spent the 2015 season as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Jaguars.
Before joining the Bills, Marrone coached Syracuse. The Orange went 25-25 under him during a four-year span. With that in mind, he's not the most exciting option out there.