An emotional farewell to Nick Foles and a possible Nick Saban-fueled pitch for Jeff Stoutland are the subjects of this edition of Philadelphia Eagles roundup.
It seems as though Nick Saban may have been interested in re-adding Jeff Stoutland to his coaching staff. More on that in a second. Before we get into that, let’s talk a little bit about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.
No, we won’t be discussing whether or not he’s better than Carson Wentz. Aren’t you tired of those types of discussions anyway? If you aren’t, you should be.
Philly shows love again. But, are you surprised?
Despite a last second interception by the New Orleans Saints, Nick Foles has given us enough postseason magic to last the rest of our lives. His spot in the hearts of Eagles fans is forever secure.
Just check out this beautiful soliloquy by Peter Schrager or this sign that popped up in Philly after we closed the book on the defending Super Bowl Champs’ season.
We could all live to be one-hundred years old. Stories about Foles are never going to get old. Let’s move on to some college football news that may affect you if you’re an Eagles fan.
Is Saban making a pitch for Stoutland?
Jeff Stoutland has been the Eagles’ offensive line coach since 2013. Prior to that, he held down the same role with Saban at a certain college football program that you may have heard of. Former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was able to rob the Crimson Tide‘s cupboard, and when Doug Pederson was hired, he decided to keep ‘Stout’ on his staff.
What’s he done since then? He’s improved Philly’s run game, helped this unit earn the title of last season’s offensive line of the year and he’s helped guys like Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce earn All-Pro honors and trips to the Pro Bowl.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, The Tide tried to get him to take over as offensive coordinator, but ‘Stout’ appears to be happy with the Eagles. That’s pretty doggone good news for any ‘Birds’ fan.