Now we know that the Eagles have a former NFL head coach on staff thanks to the hiring of Pat Shurmur, now Chip Kelly must decide who will be the man to rebuild the team’s defense.
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart have both reportedly drawn interest from the Eagles, but to what extent is unknown.
What we do know is that the team has interviewed current Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann about the vacancy.
Herrmann was the defensive architect of the 1997 Michigan Wolverines national championship team. He also served as a linebackers coach for Jets before being hired in the same role with the Giants in 2009.
If you’re looking for endorsement of Herrmann’s work, look no further than Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.
“He was the defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan for a lot of years and did an outstanding job,” said Coughlin. “I was very impressed by not only the type of defense that they played but the aggressive style that they played. And he is a part of the Bo Schembechler tree. I have always been a great admirer of Bo Schembechler.”