The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former Baltimore Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Billick, who led Baltimore to a Super Bowl title in the 2000 season, met with the Eagles a week ago, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it.
The Eagles are known to have interviewed eight other candidates, including three high-profile college coaches who decided to stay at their schools: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Oregon’s Chip Kelly and Penn State’s Bill O’Brien.
Philadelphia fired Andy Reid on Dec. 31, a day after his 14th season finished with a 4-12 record.
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Billick hasn’t coached since 2007. He had an 80-64 mark in nine seasons with the Ravens, leading them to two division titles and a 5-3 record in four playoff appearances.
CSNPhilly.com first reported Billick’s interview.
The 58-year-old Billick began his NFL coaching career in Minnesota as a tight ends coach in 1992. After two seasons, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and helped the Vikings set a then-record 556 points in 1998.
Billick became the second coach in Ravens history in 1999 and guided them to a Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants in his second season.
The Eagles have an interview scheduled with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden today and are expected to interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians this week.
They met with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on Saturday, according to two people familiar with the meeting. With Seattle’s loss to Atlanta, the Eagles are free to hire Bradley if he’s their choice.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski interviewed former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith on Thursday. They previously met with Atlanta assistants Mike Nolan and Keith Armstrong and Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Move over, Tim Tebow. “Kaepernicking” is all the craze now.
In the wake of San Francisco’s 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s touchdown celebration of flexing his right arm and kissing his biceps has taken off on social media.
Several 49ers fans have posted pictures of themselves in the act at home, in bars, on the street, at work or just about any other place they frequent. Some even positioned their toddlers or dogs in the position. Others made online videos.
Kaepernicking started weeks ago after the quarterback replaced Alex Smith, though the act has increased during San Francisco’s run to the NFC Championship game where they will face off against Atlanta. Kaepernick has often retweeted other fans’ pictures of the act on Twitter.
Tebowmania? That’s so last season.