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Eagles Making Big Off-Season Coach Changes

Owner Jeffrey Lurie is proving he is willing to spend some real money on coaches in Philadelphia.

Even though it appears head coach Nick Sirianni will be returning next year, the Eagles acquired some major hires on both sides of the football already. Including Vic Fangino and Kellen Moore as their team's new head coordinators.

Fangino officially will be taking over the defense. He is respected across the league and has led top defenses for years. Coming from Miami last year, he even had one of the better defenses all around despite all of their star players missing a lot of time. It was reported that Fangino requested permission to leave the Dolphins due to his interest in wanting to coach for his hometown in Philadelphia. Miami agreed to his release from his contract and he was immediately hired.

Kellen Moore will officially be taking over the offense. That was confirmed just a few hours after Vic Fangino's hire. As it looks so far, he will have a lot to prove despite mixed fan opinions on him.

Moore was considered brilliant by many for much of his time in Dallas. The Eagles endured that first-hand having to play the NFC East rival twice a year. Ultimately, he was fired from the Cowboys for not advancing in the playoffs, but Eagles fans know that Dallas just flat out doesn't win in the playoffs period. So due to the Cowboys choking with and without Moore at the head of the offense, it doesn't seem realistic to put that kind of blame on the Eagles' new OC.

He did not have a good overall statistical offensive season in his one-year with the Chargers, but the team did look to have an impressive scheme to start the season. Injuries derailed San Diego, especially at their star running back position, which led to a major offensive decline by the end of the year.

It is all but certain OL coach Jeff Stoutland will remain in Philly at the very least.

The Eagles are expected to hire former DC Clint Hurtt as their D-line coach. In addition to being an experienced DC, Hurtt did spend time also with the new DC Fangino in Chicago.

The Eagles also will be bringing in one of Hurtt's assistants with him, Karl Scott.

Scott will be the defensive backs coach, a position in which he's led for the past six seasons with Alabama, the Vikings, and the Seahawks.

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