Former Duck Brandon Hanna tweeted Thursday evening that Oregon defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro will join Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Howard Eskin, a sports talk radio personality in Philadelphia, also tweeted the news, though the reports have not been confirmed by the Eagles or the Oregon athletic department.
If it’s true, Azzinaro would be the first of Kelly’s coaches in Eugene to move to the NFL with him.
I’m told #eagles Chip kelly hired oregon Asst HC Jerry Azzinaro as eag DL coach. Todd grantham georia and kirby Smart alabama int 4 DC’s
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) January 17, 2013
Good luck to Jerry Azzinaro in the NFL. Greatest coach I ever had.Chip and Azz? Philly is going to be scary good eventually!!!
— Brandon Hanna (@bhanna44) January 18, 2013