The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be close to hiring a new head coach to replace Chip Kelly and it is a familiar name: Tom Coughlin.
According to several reports Thursday morning talks between the Eagles and Coughlin have intensified with Ian Rapoport saying a deal could be in place "very quickly."
"Eagles talks with Tom Coughlin have intensified, as well. This could all go down very quickly. He seems to have wrapped his head around it," Rapoport wrote on Twitter.
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Earlier, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the two sides are close but that there "are issues for [the] two sides to work through."
Rapoport concurred that there are still details to work through, but suggested a deal is close by saying "but they are far down the line."
One of the issues on hiring Coughlin is his age. Coughlin will turn 70 before the 2016 season starts, making him five years older than any other head coach in the NFL. There is a report from ESPN that Coughlin still wants to coach for 2-3 more years, but even that makes this a temporary solution for the Eagles and shows that they feel they can win now.
Coughlin parted ways with the New York Giants a week ago after posting his second straight 6-win season. The Giants had missed the playoffs in each of the four seasons since winning the Super Bowl in 2011.
See photos of Tom Coughlin throughout his coaching career