Published February 08, 2013
| Sports Network
Philadelphia, PA – Chip Kelly has officially assembled his first coaching staff in the NFL.
The new Philadelphia Eagles head coach named Pat Shurmur offensive coordinator, Bill Davis defensive coordinator and Dave Fipp special teams coordinator.
The rest of the staff looks like this: Greg Austin (assistant offensive line), Jerry Azzinaro (defensive line/assistant head coach), Bob Bicknell (wide receivers), Erik Chinander (assistant defensive line), Mike Dawson (defensive quality control), Matt Harper (assistant special teams), Josh Hingst (strength and conditioning), Shaun Huls (sports science coordinator), Bill Lazor (quarterbacks), Todd Lyght (assistant defensive backs), Bill McGovern (outside linebackers), Rick Minter (inside linebackers), Justin Peelle (assistant tight ends), Duce Staley (running backs), Jeff Stoutland (offensive line), Press Taylor (offensive quality control), Ted Williams (tight ends).
Kelly was introduced as the 21st head coach in team history last month. He decided to leave Oregon after guiding the Ducks to a 46-7 mark over the past four years.
Shurmur heads back to the place where he started his NFL coaching career. He was an assistant under Andy Reid for 10 seasons. He was the Eagles' tight ends coach from 1999-2001 and quarterbacks coach until 2008. Shurmur then was offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams for two seasons before becoming the head coach of the Browns.
The 47-year-old Shurmur went 9-23 in two seasons with Cleveland. He was fired, along with general manager Tom Heckert, following the 2012 season.
One of Shurmur's first tasks will be to work with Kelly and figure out the situation at quarterback. Will the Eagles keep Mike Vick or stick with Nick Foles?
Shurmur's experience developing quarterbacks could be the reason Kelly brought him to town. He has worked with Donovan McNabb, Sam Bradford and Brandon Weeden.
Marty Mornhinweg was Philadelphia's offensive coordinator for the past seven seasons. He took the same position with the New York Jets last month.
Davis brings 21 years of NFL coaching experience to Philadelphia. He most recently served as the Browns' linebackers coach from 2011-12, where he helped mold D'Qwell Jackson into one of the most productive linebackers in the league.
The 47-year-old Davis has held two defensive coordinator jobs in the past, first with the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-06 and then with the Arizona Cardinals from 2009-10. He first joined the NFL coaching ranks as a defensive quality control coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992.
Davis will become the fifth defensive coordinator in six seasons for the Eagles. Philadelphia went through Juan Castillo and Todd Bowles last season.
Fipp was the assistant special teams coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2011-12. He went to Miami after a three-year stint as the assistant special teams coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10.
The 38-year-old Fipp spent 10 years coaching in the college ranks at San Jose State (2005-07), Nevada (2004), Cal Poly (2001-03), Arizona (2000) and Holy Cross (1998-99).
One of the nation's most respected offensive line coaches, Stoutland comes to Philadelphia after serving as the University of Alabama's offensive line coach. He helped the Crimson Tide win back-to-back BCS National Championships.
In 2011, his unit allowed the second-fewest sacks in the SEC. Left tackle Barrett Jones and center William Vlachos were both named first team All-SEC. This past season, Stoutland's offensive line featured two first-team All- Americans in Jones and Chance Warmack.
Stoutland will try to turn around the offensive line in Philly. Injuries plagued the offensive line for the Eagles last season, starting with left tackle Jason Peters' Achilles injury.