Over the weekend, reports indicated that Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann would interview with the Eagles for their defensive coordinator job.
Herrmann did interview for the job, but he won’t be getting the position. Tom Rock of Newsday reports that Herrmann has pulled his name from consideration for the job and will return to Tom Coughlin’s staff for the 2013 season. We’ll wait to find out if the Eagles spin things as Herrmann being too big of a gamble for them to give him the job.
Herrmann has been on the Giants’ staff since 2009. He spent a few years coaching linebackers with the Jets and was an assistant coach at the University of Michigan for 20 years before moving up to the NFL. He spent the last nine of those years as the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator.
A couple of current collegiate coordinators — Todd Grantham of Georgia and Kirby Smart of Alabama — have also been mentioned as candidates for the job in Philadelphia.