Philadelphia Eagles Abruptly Lose Coach
The Philadelphia Eagles abruptly lost a coach this week.
Special projects assistant G.J. Kinne has been hired away by the University of Hawaii to serve as the program’s new offensive coordinator.
In Philadelphia, Kinne was charged with handling a lot of the analytics that go into game preparation.
Kinne joined the Eagles in 2019 after previously worked at the University of Arkansas and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Prior to coaching, Kinne was an NFL quarterback who bounced from the Philadelphia Eagles to the New York Jets to the New York Giants.
Graham Names G.J. Kinne As Offensive Coordinator
“GJ Kinne was a bowl championship collegiate quarterback and one of the best I’ve ever coached. He also has experience playing and coaching at the highest level in the NFL.- HC Todd Graham
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) February 1, 2020
With the Eagles Kinne got the opportunity to play following injuries to Michael Vick and Nick Foles in 2013.
Before that, Kinne played quarterback for the University of Tulsa and recorded 9,472 yards and 81 scores throughout his time there.
For his troubles, Kinne was named the MVP of the 2012 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Now the 31-year-old will take his talents to Hawaii.
“GJ Kinne was a bowl championship collegiate quarterback and one of the best I’ve ever coached,” coach Todd Graham said.
“He also has experience playing and coaching at the highest level in the NFL.”
The Eagles have yet to fill their voids at offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach, defensive line coach and defensive backs coach, so it is unlikely replacing Kinne will be a big priority at this stage.
Jim Caldwell and Duce Staley have been rumored as potential offensive coordinator replacements for Mike Groh.