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Will Steve Sarkisian wind up with Eagles?

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10:34 AM ET 12.29 | One story making the rounds today is that the Philadelphia Eagles might make a run at Steve Sarkisian should their efforts to pry Chip Kelly away from Oregon fail. An NFL.com story mentions Sarkisian's ties to the Eagles organization. At a quick glance, though, I'm not sure what those are. Again, just a rumor, and not even a rumor of contact or anything other than that he might be on a list.

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December 29, 2012  10:36 AM ET

"Again, just a rumor..."

You've come to the right place.

December 29, 2012  10:41 AM ET

I don't know if Sarkisian is a good enough coach to go to the NFL, but I will tell you one thing for sure!!!! He needs to get out of Seattle, he has a hard time recruiting against teams like Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and USC!!!

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December 29, 2012  11:23 AM ET

How about hiring a coach with respectable NFL experience.

December 29, 2012  11:54 AM ET

Having watched Sark in Seattle for a few years I can tell you he'd at least attempt to bring a Pete Carroll-style enthusiasm to the Eagles, but I don't know if he'd be anywhere near ready for a HC spot in the NFL. He hasn't really gotten it done on the NCAA level yet, although it was a very strong turnaround from the Pre-Sark Huskies. Still, his teams have a lousy habit of beating the big teams and losing embarrassingly to the crappy ones (this year's season-ending loss to the lowly Washington State Cougars is a prime example). There are a lot of elements to such a problem, but most of those should be coachable if the coach can handle it.

December 29, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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"Again, just a rumor..."You've come to the right place.

So...."we have no sources, we haven't heard anything, there's nothing to confirm what we're saying here.....but, we just thought we'd toss that out" NICE

December 29, 2012  11:58 AM ET

It's not going to be a dream job, for whoever goes to Philly!

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December 29, 2012  02:35 PM ET
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And...how many really good QBs play behind a crappy O line? I dislike Vick, but the Eagles O line this year has been terrible.

Vick made some public statements bashing O-line coach Howard Mudd. And they were well deserved.

December 29, 2012  03:30 PM ET

I've hear that Norv Turner *might* be available after this season.. Yes? No? Maybe??

December 29, 2012  03:33 PM ET

Ya know, all we really wanted since Oct was get Vick off the field, give Foles a chance and don't get him killed. The kid played 2 quarters with a broken throwing hand. I am looking forward to next year.

December 29, 2012  04:06 PM ET
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Ya know, all we really wanted since Oct was get Vick off the field, give Foles a chance and don't get him killed. The kid played 2 quarters with a broken throwing hand. I am looking forward to next year.

Agreed. Got as much playing time out of Foles as we were going to get behind those five turnstiles.

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December 30, 2012  12:23 PM ET

HMS Andy needs to sail

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