Another day, another coaching rumor.
The Eagles interviewed Brian Billick for their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Owner Jeffrey Lurie, GM Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski met with the former Ravens coach this past Monday. Billick, who led Baltimore to its only Super Bowl championship, hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2007.
This comes after a hectic weekend when Brian Kelly opted to stay at Notre Dame, rather than schedule a second interview with the Eagles. Kelly had been considered a favorite to land the job. Instead, he became the third college coach to reject the Birds. On Saturday, the Eagles put out a statement addressing the search.
“There is no question we spent a considerable amount of time and effort looking at who we thought were the best collegiate candidates for our head coaching job. We did so knowing that there was a remote chance that these coaches would leave their current posts.
“We understood that going into the process, but we wanted to leave no stone unturned while trying to find the best head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. We have no regrets about the effort we made in that direction, and we will continue to proceed as planned in our search.”