Philadelphia Eagles: Marty Mornhinweg to Stay with the Team

Giorgos Kassakos@@Greek_QBAnalyst IJanuary 25, 2012

Marty Mornhinweg is no longer considered a top candidate for the Raiders.
Marty Mornhinweg is no longer considered a top candidate for the Raiders.Getty Images/Getty Images

After firing Hue Jackson, the Oakland Raiders began searching for their new head coach. Marty Mornhinweg, the Eagles’ offensive coordinator, was among the candidates to replace Jackson and he was interviewed by the Californian franchise.

At first, the Raiders were reported to be looking for an offensive coach, even though they also had defensive coaches on their radar.

Aside Mornhinweg, Pete Carmichael, the Saints’ offensive coordinator, was interviewed too. Mike Tice of the Chicago Bears was supposed to be a strong candidate for the head-coaching vacancy, as well.

However, the latest reports are indicating that Broncos’ defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and the Packers’ assistant coach (including a “mystery candidate”) are now the front-runners. Tice’s interview was called off, while Allen is scheduled for a second interview at the Senior Bowl.

Like Juan Castillo, Mornhinweg was too at the Senior Bowl yesterday and watched the two teams practicing. The Eagles are not planning to fire him, so unless he gets a head-coaching position elsewhere, he will return for the next season.

The Indianapolis Colts were supposedly interested in Mornhinweg, but they never asked the Eagles about him. With the Colts’ owner, Jim Irsay, stating that the coach search will be over by the end of this week, it’s safe to assume that Mornhinweg is not a prospect for them.

All signs say that the Philadelphia Eagles will move on without changing any of their coordinators. Andy Reid wasn’t in Mobile yesterday and is not expected to attend the Senior Bowl practices—it’s unclear if he will attend the game. The media are still waiting for his statement regarding the direction that the team will follow in 2012.

UPDATE: Jay Glazer tweeted that the Raiders have agreed terms with Dennis Allen.

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