Report: Duce Staley 'inquired' about South Carolina job

Eliot Shorr-Parks
February 14, 2020 - 8:52 am
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Eagles running back coach Duce Staley is reportedly looking for a new job. 

According to a report from The Athletic, Staley recently "inquired" with South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp about the opening on his staff for a running backs coach, but won't be getting the job. News that Staley apparently tried to leave the Eagles comes just a few days after a Philly Voice report stated that the Eagles didn't even interview Staley this time around for a promotion on their coaching staff. 

The Eagles have passed up on multiple chances to give running backs coach Duce Staley the promotion he has earned. These report comes less than a week after the Eagles announced they were promoting Press Taylor to passing game coordinator and hiring Rich Scangarello as a senior offensive assistant, which is essentially the role of offensive coordinator. 

Staley has been the Eagles running back coach since 2013, but did get "assistant head coach" added to his title in 2018. 

Despite the new title, however, it has become pretty clear that Staley won't be climbing up the ladder in Philadelphia. He was interviewed for the head coaching vacancy in 2016, but the team hired Doug Pederson. He was interviewed in 2018 for the offensive coordinator job, but the team hired Mike Groh. Now, once again, Staley has been passed over for a promotion on the coaching staff. 

The question now is whether Staley plans on being back in 2020, or if he will continue to look for another job like he apparently did at South Carolina. Staley reaching out to Muschamp for the same job in college could certainly be viewed as a sign he is frustrated with the Eagles and doesn't want to work there anymore. 

Losing Staley would be a big blow to the coaching staff, as Staley has done an excellent job with the Eagles running backs, most recently coaching up Miles Sanders and Boston Scott to the point where they were playing a huge role in the offense for the team's playoff run.

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