Chip Kelly has long been billed as an innovator. And while the regular season doesn’t start for nearly seven more months, we’re already beginning to see some of those innovations. The first? The Eagles have added a sports science coordinator to the staff.
Shaun Huls, who was a former strength, conditioning and combatives coordinator for the Navy, will fill the post.
So what’s this all mean? We turn it over to USA Today’s Lindsay H. Jones to find out.
“That should bring instant credibility when Kelly, new strength coach Josh Hingst and Huls start working with Eagles players during the voluntary offseason program that begins in April,” writes Jones.
While Kelly will surely elaborate on the hire during a Monday press conference to announce his staff, he has turned to military tactics before.
“Kelly has previous experience with Navy SEAL training. In 2011, he put his Oregon team through a program called “Judgment Day” led by a former SEALs trainer, and in 2010 told The New York Times how much he admired military-style training.”