Report: Herrmann withdraws from Eagles' DC consideration

Report: Herrmann withdraws from Eagles' DC consideration
January 21, 2013, 6:02 pm
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Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Eagles defensive coordinator job, according to Newsday.

Herrmann was one of three known candidates under consideration for the defensive coordinator under new head coach Chip Kelly. The other known candidates are both college defensive coordinators Todd Grantham of Georgia and Kirby Smart of Alabama.

Herrmann, 52, has been with the Giants since 2009 and spent three years with the Jets before that following a 21-year coaching career at Michigan.

There was no word from the Eagles, who are not commenting on any assistant coaching candidates. The Eagles never even confirmed that Herrmann interviewed for the job.

Since Kelly is an offensive coach and has said he will leave the defense up to his coordinator, this is considered the single most important hire hell make as Eagles head coach.

Whoever takes the job will be the Eagles fifth defensive coordinator in six years. After the tragic death of Jim Johnson before the 2009 season, Sean McDermott, Juan Castillo and Todd Bowles all had the job with mixed results.

E-mail Reuben Frank at rfrank@comcastsportsnet.com

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