USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell is expected to stay with USC after being courted for the Philadelphia Eagles vacant offensive coordinator job. Bruce Feldman tweeted the news this morning.
Harrell recently signed a three-year extension after his first season with the Trojans and is set to make over $1 million per year. This off season, Harrell was also pursued by Tom Herman and Texas to return to his home state as their offensive coordinator before signing that extension with USC. Before joining Clay Helton's staff, Harrell was the offensive coordinator at North Texas in 2018.
As NFL schemes become more and more influenced by popular Air Raid concepts, young coordinators like Harrell are in high demand for NFL head coaches.
The Eagles finished 9-7 this past season and finished 12 in the league in scoring at just over 24 points per game. Ian Rapoport shared over the weekend that Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka is another likely target of the Eagles, but Andy Reid isn't expected to allow him to leave easily. The Eagles let go of offensive coordinator Mike Groh back on January 9th.
At USC, Clay Helton enters a critical year and keeping Harrell on board is a huge win for the sake of continuity. You may remember, before Harrell arrived at USC, Helton had hired Kliff Kingsbury for a brief period before he landed the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job.
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