Report: Rick Minter to join Eagles' staff

Report: Rick Minter to join Eagles' staff
January 21, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Rick Minter is the latest veteran college coach apparently joining Chip Kellys Eagles coaching staff.

Minter, who has coached at 12 colleges but never in the NFL, is believed to be joining as the Eagles linebackers coach.

The Eagles have not been commenting on any moves regarding assistant coaches interviews, hirings, firings, etc., and they had no comment on a report Monday from the Big Ten Network that Minter was joining the Eagles.

Minter spent the last two years on Joker Phillips' staff at Kentucky. Phillips was fired in November after three years, with his staff getting the axe as well. Kentucky was 2-10 this past season overall and 13-24 in three years under Phillips.

Minter has also coached at Henderson State, Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, North Carolina State, New Mexico State, Ball State, Notre Dame twice, Cincinnati, South Carolina, Marshall and Indiana State.

Minter has not coached more than three years in one place since he was at Cincinnati. This job will be his seventh in the last 11 years.

From 1994 through 2003, Minter was head coach at Cincinnati, compiling a 54-63-1 record, although he did have three future NFL head coaches on his staff at various times John Harbaugh, Mike Tomlin and Rex Ryan.

The Eagles had five different linebacker coaches over the last 10 years -- Ron Rivera, Steve Spagnuolo, Sean McDermott, Bill Shuey and Mike Caldwell.

Six Eagles linebackers coaches have gone on to become NFL head coaches -- Walt Michaels, Rod Rust, Wade Phillips, Joe Vitt, Rivera and Spagnuolo.

E-mail Reuben Frank at rfrank@comcastsportsnet.com