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Former Eagles OC - Mike Groh - joining coaching staff


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9 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

Wonder what he will be doing. Maybe like a chief of staffs.


He's a former QB, has been a QB coach mostly early, a WR coach, passing game coordinator, and OC. We already have an OC, QBC, WRC, and TEC, so either some shuffle with him taking one of those, passing game coordinator, or new title all together.


In another thread when discussing mentoring and helping with game prep (we were talking about the need to keep QBs currently on the roster), I suggested the new position mentioned by Ballard in the presser might be QB centric. Sounds like that's a strong possibility being that Groh is the new hire..

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Here's his wiki profile





Groh enrolled at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1991 and was redshirted as a true freshman. He served as a backup quarterback during his redshirt freshman season in 1992 and replaced struggling starter Bobby Goodman in a late season game against N.C. State.


However, in the 1993 season, Groh lost the quarterback competition to fellow redshirt sophomore Symmion Willis and again served as a backup. In the first game of the 1994 season against Clemson, Groh alternated with Willis when the offense struggled during a 6–3 win.


Groh and Willis continued to alternate at quarterback for the next few games until Groh emerged as the starting quarterback. The Cavaliers finished 9–3 for the 1994 season with a win over Texas Christian University in the Independence Bowl. Groh led the Cavaliers to a 9–4 record in the 1995 season highlighted by a 33–28 win over Florida State and a win over Georgia in the Peach Bowl. His father is Al Groh, who served as the head football coach at Virginia after Mike had graduated.


Coaching career

New York Jets

Groh was hired as an assistant for his father Al, who was head coach of the New York Jets in 2000.



Groh was hired on the Virginia staff in 2001 as the wide receivers coach before he took on the task of coaching the Cavalier quarterbacks in 2003 along with the receivers. In 2006, he was named the teams offensive coordinator. He was relieved of the offensive coordinator position at the University of Virginia in December 2008.[2]



Groh spent the 2009 season at Alabama as an offensive graduate assistant as the Crimson Tide recorded a 14–0 record en route to the National Championship.



Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong announced, on January 13, 2010, that he has hired Mike Groh to coach the quarterbacks at University of Louisville.


Return to Alabama

On February 7, 2011, it was announced he had been given the job of wide receivers coach at the University of Alabama.


Chicago Bears

On February 21, 2013, it was announced that Groh was hired by the Chicago Bears as wide receivers coach.


Los Angeles Rams

On January 25, 2016, the Los Angeles Rams announced they had hired Groh as their new passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.


Philadelphia Eagles

On January 21, 2017, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they had hired Groh to be their new wide receivers coach. [5] After the 2017 season when the Eagles won Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots, Groh was promoted to offensive coordinator to replace Frank Reich after he took a head coaching job with the Colts. Groh was fired from the Eagles on January 9th, 2020 after they fell to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs.


Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Mike Groh has served:

Al Groh, New York Jets (2000)

Marc Trestman, Chicago Bears (2013–2014)

John Fox, Chicago Bears (2015)

Jeff Fisher, Los Angeles Rams (2016)

John Fassel, Los Angeles Rams (2016) Interim head coach

Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (2017–2019)



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On 2/2/2020 at 9:27 AM, hoosierhawk said:

Think maybe we may image.png.9c198064de1988e397ed5dc064b1bb77.pnghire a coach to exclusively work with a new rookie QB? 

This was my thought as well, but maybe not exclusively working with the rookie QB. Bring in Groh to add to the offensive staff and either work directly with the rookie QB or free up Reich and/or Sirianni to spend more time working with the rookie.

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1 hour ago, Shive said:

This was my thought as well, but maybe not exclusively working with the rookie QB. Bring in Groh to add to the offensive staff and either work directly with the rookie QB or free up Reich and/or Sirianni to spend more time working with the rookie.


Thing is there is no salary cap or roster limit for coaches in the NFL.  So anyone that you think can help out is usually brought in.  

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