Duce Staley didn’t get the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator job, but he did earn a new title.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports “assistant head coach” is being added to Staley’s job title. So he’s the Eagles’ assistant head coach/running backs coach now.
There was some hand-wringing over the fact the Eagles promoted Mike Groh, who only joined Philadelphia last offseason, instead of Staley, who has been with the Eagles since 2011, to the offensive coordinator job.
But now Staley is getting recognized for his hard work as well. That’s good to see.
It’s unclear what Staley’s added responsibilities will be with his new position, if there even are any. Designating him an assistant head coach should help Staley’s stock, though, when it comes to earning further promotions ... whether that’s in Philadelphia or elsewhere.
The Eagles have not officially confirmed any coaching hires, but here’s a recap of what’s been reported so far:
- Mike Groh promoted to offensive coordinator (formerly Eagles wide receivers coach)
- Duce Staley promoted to assistant head coach/running backs coach (formerly Eagles running back coach)
- Press Taylor promoted to quarterbacks coach (formerly Eagles offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach)
- The Eagles’ wide receivers coach job is currently vacant, but it’s possible Trent Miles is promoted to that role.