Three days after the Super Bowl, Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are still mum on their search for a defensive coordinator. I had thought that since there wasn’t too much happening beforehand, that they were just waiting until after the Super Bowl to make a move for an assistant on either San Fran or Baltimore.
However, it appears that they could be waiting for something I was relatively unfamiliar with…something called “National Signing Day.”
That day was today, the day high school football players from around the nation sign their letter of intent to the college they chose. Apparently, it seems that there is the possibility that if a college coach was planning on leaving their program, they may not announce it until after their recruits sign.
If they did, it could hurt their recruitment. This practice seems borderline unethical, but it’s probably not viewed as bad when it’s a coordinator or assistant position coach that is leaving (as compared to the head coach).