The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that Mike Groh will take over as Offensive Coordinator for the upcoming season. As widely known, Philadelphia lost their former OC Frank Reich to the Indianapolis Colts where he now serves as their head coach.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson opted to stay in-house for their next candidate, selecting Groh over RB coach Duce Staley. However, Pederson will continue doing the play-calling so it is safe to assume the Eagles offense will closely resemble their high-powered attack as last season.
Groh has served as an NFL assistant since 2013 after spending over a decade at the collegiate level. He was Virginia’s offensive coordinator from 2006-08 before stints with both Alabama and Louisville. He also spent time with the Chicago Bears and Rams before joining the Eagles last season.
Despite speculation Philadelphia might enter the 2018 season without a coordinator, Groh made enough of an impression during his talks with Doug Pederson to get the nod to allow the 46-year old assistant some extra responsibility in Philadelphia’s game-planning.
The interesting aspect of all this is Duce Staley who has been an integral part of the coaching staff and has been especially stellar at grooming Cory Clement, who was an undrafted free agent after last years draft.