The Philadelphia Eagles are continuing their head coaching search after being snubbed by Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. During the rebooting process, Philadelphia has decided to bring in a candidate that will not only satisfy the Rooney Rule, but also bring some highly valuable head coaching experience in the NFL.
Philadelphia announced that they will interview former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith as a potential replacement for Andy Reid.
Smith will join Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as candidates for the Eagles vacancy.
On top of the previous NFL head coaching experience, Smith has the added advantage that he has led his former team to a Super Bowl appearance.
Smith has a head coaching record of 81–63.